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Having a fire escape plan could save your life

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Posted at 6:43 PM, Feb 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-20 08:36:45-05

If you had to escape a house fire how would you get out? Do you have a plan?

According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) 4,000 Americans die each year in fires. USFA statistics say that having a working smoke alarm can more than double your chances of surviving a fire.

These escape plan tips could also help save your life.

  • 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 home: