American Red Cross - Northwest Louisiana Chapter
Make Your Home Fire
detectors save lives. Install a battery-powered detector on each level
of your home, as well as in the garage.
each smoke detector at least twice a year. Replace the batteries once a
working fire extinguisher in the kitchen.
for home fire hazards and fix them.
at least two ways to escape from every room in your home.
purchase rope or chain ladders to use to climb out of rooms above the first
floor, and practice using it.
a location where everyone would meet after escaping your home.
what you would do about family pets if you need to escape from a fire.
crawl low under the smoke to escape. Teach small children how to do this
and have everyone practice their escape routes with their eyes closed to
simulate smoke visibility.
the door as you leave a room and feel closed doors before you enter a room.
A hot door probably means the room on the other side is in flames.
the stop-drop-and-roll way to put out flaming clothing.
out quickly. Escape first, then call the fire department.
central area where everyone should meet after escaping the house. This
way, everyone is accounted for and safe.