The reality is that when fire strikes, your home could be engulfed in smoke and flames in just a few minutes. It is important to have a home fire escape plan that prepares your family to think fast and get out quickly when the smoke alarm sounds. What if your first escape route is blocked by smoke or flames? That's why having two ways out is such a key part of your plan.
The theme of NFPA's 2012 Fire Prevention Week, “Have Two Ways Out!”, focuses on the importance of fire escape planning and practice.
Check out our new Fire Prevention Week web site to learn more about the importance of home escape planning, and for the tools and resources you need to teach your community about this life-saving exercise.