Escape Planning

How Much Time Do You Have to Get Out of a Fire?

Not as much as you think. Real fires are hot, smokey and dark. You may have only a very few minutes to safely escape from fire. If you’re ever in a fire, don’t spend time getting dressed or trying to gather valuables. Just get out and stay out. Then call the fire department from a neighbor’s telephone.

If You Have a Fire Tonight, Will You Get Out Safely?

You’ll have a better chance of getting out safely if you’ve planned ahead. Develop a fire escape plan and practice it with the whole family. Everyone should know two ways out of each room and know where to meet outside. Make sure everyone understands that getting out is the first priority. And remember, once you’re outside, stay out.

 

GET OUT, STAY OUT – Your Fire Safe Response

What would you do if your home caught on fire? Would you know where to go if smoke or flames blocked your escape? There is no time to think about these questions in a real fire. It’s hot, smokey, and so dark you may not be able to see your own hands. Know ahead of time what to do if there’s a fire. Develop an escape plan with two ways out of every room. You’ll need a second way in case smoke or flames block your primary exit. And make sure every exit is accessible, including windows. Getting out is your first priority in a fire. And once out, stay out!

For more Fire Safety Information please visit  the National Fire Protection Association website.

Middle Island Fire Department
31 Arnold Drive
Middle Island, NY 11953
Main: 631-924-3116
Chief's Office: 631-924-3121
Substation: 631-924-3106
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