YONKERS FIRE DEPARTMENT
"THE GREAT ESCAPE"
Lieutenant Moe, offers
following guidelines to help you and your family, develop a home escape plan and
practice it together:
- Plan two ways out
of every room. The first way out should be the door; the second way out could be a window.
Make sure windows open easily. If you live in a high-rise building, use the stairs, never
the elevator, in case of fire.
- Agree on an
outside meeting place in front of the home where every member of your household will meet.
Mark your meeting place on your escape plan.
- Install smoke
alarms in or near every sleeping area in your home. Test your smoke alarms once a month
and replace alarm batteries each year. Make sure everyone knows the sound of the alarm and
how to react immediately whenever it sounds.
- Practice your
escape plan at least twice a year.
- Finally: Once
out, stay out! Once you are out of your home, call the fire department from the nearest
outside phone. Never go back inside a burning building.
Thank you, for participating in "The Great Escape". We hope you never have to use it; but
planning and practicing your home escape plan may one day save the lives of you and your
The Yonkers Fire Department