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2 Minute Fire Drill: Can You Escape?

120 seconds. Two minutes. That’s how much time fire experts agree that you may have to escape a burning home before it’s too late to get out.

The Johnson family has the drill down:

Did you catch everything they did?

  • Make a fire escape plan with two exits out of every room.
  • Practice your fire escape plan twice a year.
  • Feel closed doors. If  the door is hot, use your second way out.
  • Help family members safely exit to your meeting place.
  • Go to your outside meeting place, and then call for help.
  • Remember to get out, stay out and call 9-1-1.

Do the drill with your family and post your time on Twitter with the #FireDrill hashtag. Don’t forget to tag your friends and family to see if they can beat your time.

Find more information about mapping an escape plan for a single family home, multiple family units or high rises with Red Cross resources. To help plan your family’s fire drill, use this home fire escape plan worksheet and practice it at least twice a year. Go ahead, put it on the calendar now!


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