The time to plan for a fire emergency is now. Take a few minutes to discuss with your family what actions you will need to take.
Post your local police, emergency management and firefighting agency's telephone numbers in a visible place.
Decide where you will go and how you will get there. Unlike evacuating for a hurricane, with fire you may only have a moment's notice. Two escape routes out of your home and out of your neighborhood are preferable.
Have tools available: fire extinguisher, shovel, rake, axe, handsaw or chainsaw and a two gallon bucket.
Maintain an adequate water source within 1,000 feet of your home through:
Have a plan for evacuating your pets.
Family Fire Drills
Practice family fire drills. Make sure everyone knows at least two escape routes from your home.