Keeping Your Community Safe with Home Fire Escape PlanningNFPA’s tool kit on home fire escape planning includes everything you’ll need to help residents in your community make and practice a home fire escape plan. Fire can spread quickly throughout a home, leaving as little as two minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Making a home fire escape plan and practicing a home fire escape drill are important elements of home fire safety.
To begin developing a home fire escape plan with all members of your family, draw a map of your home. You can refer to NFPA's How to Make a Fire Escape Plan (PDF, 230 KB) to get started, or simply make a map on a piece of paper. Then, use this checklist to make sure your escape plan includes all the elements needed to ensure your household’s safety from fire.
Talking about escape planning
- Escape planning talking points (PDF, 711 KB)
Whether you're talking to the media or your neighbors, here are some talking points to help you stay on point.
- Community outreach ideas (PDF, 223 KB)
Your neighbors are your best resource to help spread heating safety messages.
Public service announcements (all quarter-page)