Plan and Practice Your Home Fire Escape Plan
During National Fire Prevention Week (October 7-13), Safe Kids Worldwide and the United States Fire Administration are teaming up to ask every family to create a home fire escape plan and to practice it with the entire family. We are working to raise awareness on fire safety all month long.
- Every day at least one child dies in a home fire. In that same day, 293 children suffer from a non-fatal unintentional injury caused by a fire or burn.
- Home fires account for nearly 90 percent of all fire-related fatalities.
- 77 percent of families have not developed and practiced a home fire escape plan, one of the most important components to surviving a home fire.
- Fire can spread rapidly through a home, leaving a family as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds.
- Safe Kids and the United States Fire Administration are encouraging everyone to create and practice an at-home fire escape plan.
- Download our fire escape worksheet, in English or in Spanish. The worksheet provides a diagram to help children and parents work together to create and practice their own fire escape plan.