Missing Kid Alert
The Ultimate Fire Escape Plan

The Ultimate Fire Escape Plan for Your Home

If you don’t have a fire escape plan that includes all of the essentials that make up the ultimate fire escape plan – get started with these easy to follow steps to keep everyone in your home safe.

You won’t always be there to do the things you may have thought about so it’s important that each member of the household participate – young and old.

Get Started

Get everyone together and have them all help in the planning stages. This will not only bring multiple minds together but also help everyone remember the plan if the time comes to put it into action. Map out your home complete with all windows, doors, or possible exits. Also, mark the location of each smoke detector in the home.

During the planning, note the missing smoke detectors. Closed doors can prevent smoke detection within a room that does not have one for far too long. If there are not detectors outside of every room in your house, as well as, one inside each sleeping room – add them to your shopping list.

They should be located on every floor of your home and should be inter-connected (which is now required by NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code) so that when one alarm sounds, they all sound.

Next, choose a meeting place outdoors. Pick any place outside your home as long it is a safe distance from the home that everyone can meet at when they escape. Mark this location on the map of your home you created in step one.

For every infant, or older adult with mobility limitations, there should be an assigned person, as well as a backup to assist them in the event of an emergency. The backup person will likely be aware when the primary person is home or not and should be instructed to only help the person they’ve been assigned to when the primary is away.

Safety Measures and Precautions

Everyone in your home should know or memorize the emergency number to call in the event of a fire. Practice the number and be sure they all know the number – but only to call after they have escaped.

If they are too young to have a mobile phone and won’t have access to a portable phone at all times, instruct them to go to a neighbor(s) that you designate to phone for help and return immediately to the meeting place if they are the first person out.

If your home is equipped with security bars, ensure they have emergency release devices installed. These devices will not make you less safe – but they will increase your odds of escaping a room or home. Be sure everyone knows how to use them as well.

Everyone in the home should also know that once they are out – STAY OUT. Call for help and it will arrive, but under no circumstances should they re-enter the home. For those that live in apartment buildings, your escape plan may differ. We’ll cover that in our next article as oftentimes, it may be best to stay and defend until help arrives.

Practice makes perfect. Once you have a plan in place, practice it at least twice per year and more often if you have young children or older adults in the home who are more apt to forget things.

If you haven’t read our article about teaching your children to not play with fire – cover these topics as well during the making of your ultimate fire escape plan.



  • I truly love your site.. Very nice colors & theme.
    Did you create this site yourself? Please reply back as I’m
    attempting to create my own site and would like to know where you got this
    from or just what the theme is named. Many thanks!

  • Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am impressed!

    Extremely helpful information specially the last part 🙂 I care for such info a lot.
    I was seeking this certain info for a very long time.
    Thank you and best of luck.

  • I do not even know how I ended up here, however I thought this post was good.
    I don’t understand who you might be however definitely you are going
    to a famous blogger in case you aren’t already. Cheers!

  • Hi, Neat post. There’s an issue along with your website in web explorer, may check this?

    IE nonetheless is the market chief and a large part of folks will leave out your magnificent writing due to this problem.

  • Do you mind if I quote a couple of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your site? My blog site is in the exact same area of interest as yours and my users would genuinely benefit from some of the information you present here. Please let me know if this ok with you. Many thanks!

  • Excellent post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed!
    Very helpful info particularly the last part 🙂 I
    care for such info a lot. I was seeking this certain information for a
    very long time. Thank you and good luck.

  • Hello! I just would like to give you a big thumbs
    up for the great information you have here on this post.
    I am coming back to your website for more soon.

  • Thanks for the marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you happen to be a great author.I will
    be sure to bookmark your blog and will come back
    later in life. I want to encourage you to continue your great job,
    have a nice evening!

  • Thanks for every other magnificent article.
    Where else may anybody get that type of info in such an ideal means of writing?
    I’ve a presentation next week, and I am on the look for such info.

  • Great goods from you, man. I’ve take into account your stuff previous to and you are just
    extremely magnificent. I really like what you’ve got here, certainly like what you are saying
    and the way in which you assert it. You make it entertaining and you continue to care for to keep
    it wise. I can’t wait to learn far more from you. This is actually a terrific web site.

  • Unquestionably consider that which you said. Your favorite reason appeared to be on the web the simplest factor to be aware of.
    I say to you, I definitely get annoyed at the same time as people consider
    worries that they just don’t recognise about. You controlled to hit the nail upon the top and outlined out the entire
    thing without having side-effects , folks can take a
    signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thank you

  • When I initially left a comment I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox
    and from now on every time a comment is added
    I get four emails with the same comment. Is there an easy method you can remove me from that service?

    Appreciate it!

  • Hmm it seems like your site ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll
    just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to the whole
    thing. Do you have any recommendations for newbie blog writers?
    I’d really appreciate it.

  • Simply want to say your article is as astounding. The clearness in your post is simply excellent and i can assume you
    are an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission allow me to
    grab your feed to keep updated with forthcoming post.
    Thanks a million and please carry on the gratifying work.

  • Howdy, There’s no doubt that your web site might be having internet browser compatibility problems.
    When I look at your site in Safari, it looks fine however when opening in I.E., it’s got some overlapping issues.
    I simply wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Apart from that, excellent blog!

  • Hi, this weekend is pleasant for me, for the reason that
    this point in time i am reading this wonderful educational
    paragraph here at my house.

  • Heya just wanted to give you a brief heads up
    and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading properly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and both show
    the same outcome.

  • I?d have to check with you here. Which is not something I usually do! I enjoy reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!

  • This design is spectacular! You certainly know
    how to keep a reader amused. Between your wit
    and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Excellent job.
    I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
    Too cool!

  • constantly i used to read smaller posts that also clear
    their motive, and that is also happening with this paragraph which I am
    reading here.

  • What’s up it’s me, I am also visiting this web page daily,
    this site is genuinely pleasant and the visitors are genuinely sharing fastidious thoughts.

  • I have been exploring for a little bit for any high-quality articles or weblog posts on this kind of area .

    Exploring in Yahoo I eventually stumbled upon this web
    site. Studying this info So i am satisfied to express that I have an incredibly just
    right uncanny feeling I came upon just what I needed.
    I so much no doubt will make sure to do not
    forget this site and provides it a look on a continuing basis.

  • Hello there, I discovered your web site by way of Google at the
    same time as searching for a similar subject, your website got here
    up, it seems good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

    Hello there, simply was alert to your blog through
    Google, and located that it’s really informative.
    I’m going to watch out for brussels. I will appreciate for those who
    continue this in future. Lots of folks can be benefited from your writing.

  • Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4
    year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed.
    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I
    had to tell someone!

  • Greate post. Keep posting such kind of info on your page.
    Im really impressed by your blog.
    Hey there, You’ve performed an incredible job.
    I’ll definitely digg it and in my view suggest to my friends.
    I’m confident they’ll be benefited from this web site.

  • Having read this I thought it was rather informative. I appreciate you
    taking the time and energy to put this informative article together.
    I once again find myself personally spending a lot of time both reading and leaving comments.

    But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  • Great paintings! This is the type of information that should
    be shared around the internet. Shame on the seek engines for now not positioning this post higher!
    Come on over and seek advice from my web site . Thank
    you =)

  • Excellent post. I was checking constantly this blog
    and I’m impressed! Very useful information particularly the last
    part 🙂 I care for such info a lot. I was seeking this particular information for a
    very long time. Thank you and good luck.

  • I have been surfing online more than three hours today, yet I never
    found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me.

    In my view, if all website owners and bloggers made
    good content as you did, the web will be much
    more useful than ever before.

  • Its such as you learn my thoughts! You seem to know
    so much about this, such as you wrote the ebook in it or something.
    I think that you could do with some percent to pressure the message home a bit, but other than that,
    that is fantastic blog. A great read. I will certainly be back.

  • It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate to this fantastic
    blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google
    account. I look forward to new updates and will share this site with my Facebook
    group. Chat soon!

  • I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here.
    The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish.
    nonetheless, you command get got an shakiness over that
    you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come further
    formerly again since exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield
    this increase.