Escape Routes

Draw a floor plan of your home. Use a blank sheet of paper for each floor. Mark two escape routes from each room. Make sure children understand the drawings. Post a copy of the drawings at eye level in each child’s room.

If your home is taller than ground level, plan to use an escape ladder from upper floors. Make sure everyone in your household is familiar with these products and is comfortable using them.

Where to meet

Establish a place to meet in the event of an emergency. Record the locations.

  • If you're near the home, meet at the next door neighbor's telephone pole
  • If you're outside the immediate area, meet at the neighborhood grocery store parking lot

Source: U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency