If you had to escape a house fire, how would you get out? According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) 4,000 American die each year in fires.
USFA facts also prove that having a working smoke alarm more than doubles one's chances of surviving a fire.
According to the USFA, these escape plan tips could help save your life:
Do you/your family have a fire escape plan? I know we're taught a plan as kids but are you ready for a fire? @WKBW
— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) December 16, 2015
- Have two ways out of each room.
- Know to crawl low to the floor when escaping to avoid toxic smoke.
- Know that once you’re out, stay out.
For a full list of helpful tips, visit the USFA website. Below is a plan you can print out to use for your family:
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