Home Escape Plan
More than 4,000 Americans die each year in fires and more than 25,000 are injured. The following life-saving tips could make a big difference to your family.
Have an Escape Plan Prepare and practice an Escape plan (outside link) from your home. Make sure the whole family knows the plan.
Make sure everyone in your family knows two routes to escape from each room.
Buy a collapsible ladder for escape from upper story windows.
Keep the Fire Department’s number by your phone – Call 911 in case of an emergency. Call 715-258-4434 for non-emergencies.
Keep a flashlight by your bed.
Practice feeling your way out of the house with your eyes closed.
Never open doors that are hot to the touch.
Stay low in smoke.
Teach your family to stop, drop to the ground, and roll if their clothes catch fire.
Designate a meeting place outside.
Remember to escape first, then notify the Fire Department.
If you have questions about smoke alarms, escape plans, or any other safety issue, call the Fire Department at 715-258-4434.
Fire Escape Drills
Plan and practice a fire escape route from every room. Always have Two ways out.
Practice using a fire escape ladder to exit upper levels.
Teach children not to hide from, or be afraid of firefighters.
Identify a Special Meeting Place outside for everyone to meet in case of fire.
Know how to call for emergency assistance. (Neighbors House) Remember 911
Using Your Escape Plan
Crawl low, on your hands and knees, under the smoke.
Feel closed doors with the back of your hand. If hot, use another exit.
If not hot, open door slowly and check for smoke and fire.
Never go back inside once you’re out of the house!