How do I go about drawing up an escape plan for my home or business?

The four basic steps to draw up an escape plan for your home should include: 

  1. Draw a floor-plan of your home
  2. Agree on a meeting place
  3. Practice your escape plan
  4. Make your exit drill realistic

You may also refer to Survive Alive for information on how to survive alive, tour a survival house, fire and life safety information for children and teachers.

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1. How long does it take a fire engine to get to a fire or medical emergency after 911 has been called?
2. Why do I have to dial 911 instead of calling the fire station directly and saving time?
3. Does Alhambra Fire Department provide fire station tours?
4. Where can I obtain a medical record (EMS) and/or fire incident report?
5. What do firefighters do when they are not on calls fighting fires or providing medical care?
6. When there is only a small fire, why do so many fire engines respond?
7. How do I go about drawing up an escape plan for my home or business?
8. A member of my family is disabled. What should he/she do during a fire?
9. What is the best thing to do for a burn?
10. What should I do before I go on vacation?
11. Do I need to install a smoke detector in every room? How many do I need?
12. What kind of fire extinguisher should I buy?
13. What should I do during an earthquake?