The Importance of Having a Fire Escape Plan
Fire prevention month is in full swing, so what better time to start developing your family's Fire Escape Plan. Creating a fire escape plan that everyone in your household knows and has practiced can make all the difference if a fire threatens your home. Below are some facts on Fire Escape Planning provided by the National Fire Protection Association.
- According to an NFPA survey, only one in every three American households has actually developed and practiced a home fire-escape plan.
- While 71% of Americans have an escape plan in case of a fire, only 47% of them have practiced it.
- One-third of American households who made an estimate thought they would have at least six minutes before a fire in their home became threatening. The time available is often less. And only eight% said their first thought upon hearing a smoke alarm would be to get out.
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