Keeping Your Community Safe with Home Fire Escape Planning

home fire escape drills

NFPA’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.

For families
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

Public service announcements (all quarter-page)

Easy-to-read handouts in different languages

Other resources

        NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)
        1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471 USA
        Telephone: +1 617 770-3000 Fax: +1 617 770-0700