Operation E.D.I.T.H. (exit drills in the home). It is extremely important for all family members in a household to know what to do in the event of a fire in the home. It is also important for adults to teach young people what to do in the event of a fire.
Prior planning is the key to fire safety in the home. Create a plan for everyone to follow when fire is detected. The following elements must be identified and followed in the event of a fire:
Plan and practice fire escape routes and make sure everyone knows two ways out of every room.
Have a plan to escape if bars cover the window
Use a chain ladder to escape from upper floor levels and practice escaping with it.
Teach children that firefighters are their friends, and they will help in the event of emergencies.
Identify a place outside to meet in case of a fire.
Call 911 in the event of an emergency
What to do in Case of a Fire
Crawl low, under the smoke.
Feel closed doors with the back of your hand. If hot, use another exit. If not hot, open the door slowly and check for smoke and fire.
Meet at the designated meeting place outside and then call for help. Never return to a burning building.