Fire Drills: Not Just for School!
Fire drills are a big part of being safe in school, they prepare you for what you need to do in case of fire.
But what if there was a fire where you live? Would you know what to do? It is great top talk about emergency plans, but its even be3tter if you practice them , like the fire drills you have at school. Having a fire drill at home gives everyone a chance to see how they would react in a real emergency. Your family should practice this drill twice a year, every year.
A good rule of thumb during a home fire drill is to see if your family can safely get out the house using the escape routes and meet outside at the same place within 3 minutes. Flor an extra challenge, you might try variations, like pretending that the front door was blocked and you couldn't get out that way.
Know Your Way Out
An escape plan can help every member of a family get out of a burning house. The idea is to get outside quickly and safely. Smoke from a fire can make it hard to see where things are, so it's important to learn and remember the different ways out of your home. How many exits are there? How do you get to them from your room? It's a good idea to fave your family draw a map of the escape plan.