1. Contact your local representative to install quality DeTech Firesense Technologies equipment.
2. Examine your floor plan. Determine multiple exits from each room, especially bedrooms. Closed doors could mean an extra 10-15 minutes to escape while the fire burns through the door.
3. Plan for those who need help, such as infants, the elderly, disabled and pets.
4. Practice under many different conditions. Close your eyes to simulate nighttime, pretend that doors are stuck, or touch doors to see if they are “hot.” Make sure children feel confident and unafraid.
5. End your escape at a meeting place a safe distance from the house. Once everyone is accounted for, send someone to call 911. Be sure to teach children the fire department’s phone number.