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How to be smart about fire safety | Ways to play it safe | What is a disaster? | Disaster ready kit

Make A Plan With Your Family

  • Your plan should have two ways to get out of each room, in case one of them is blocked by a fire. For example, you could leave your bedroom by climbing through the window or by running through your doorway.
  • Your plan should include a safe and easy to remember meeting place outside your house where everyone in your family will meet after escaping a fire.
  • Remember to test your smoke detectors every month and to replace their batteries every year.

Get Out Right Away If There's A Fire

  • Don't stop to get any of your toys or other things. Just get out of your house quickly.
  • Always feel the bottom of a door to see if it is hot before you open it. If it is hot, that means there may be a fire on the other side and you should not open it.
  • Stay low to the floor when you are leaving your house. You might want to crawl on all-fours. Staying close to the floor will help you avoid breathing in smoke.
  • Once you are outside, don't go back inside the house for anything.

Parents and teachers can find more information on our "Fire Safety for Texans" school curriculum webpage.

Additional links to fire and safety can be found at State Fire Marshal's Sites for Kids.

Questions? Call us at 800-252-3439.