Getting Help

  • Teach all family members how to call 911.
  • Does everyone in your home know "Stop, Drop and Roll" if their clothes catch on fire?
  • Is your address posted and visible?
    • Post your address by your phone.
  • Discuss safety with baby sitters so they know your address and how to use 911.
  • Keep fire hydrants accessible and clear snow. Shovel an area 3 feet around the hydrant so it can be accessed by firefighters from the street.
  • Clear snow and ice from driveways, steps, and walkways.
  • Develop a home escape plan. 
    • Discuss the plan with your family and rehearse it together so that each member understands the importance of a safe escape. 
    • Discuss a meeting location where your family should meet after they exit the home.
  • Remember to stay low and go under smoke when escaping a fire.