Evacuation & Sheltering

  1. Household Escape Plan
  2. Relocating or Evacuating
  3. When to Relocate or Evacuate
  4. Shelter in Place
In a fire or other emergency you may need to evacuate on a moment’s notice. Be ready to get out fast.

Develop an escape by drawing a floor plan of your residence. Show the location of doors, windows, stairways, large furniture and 3-day emergency kit, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, collapsible ladders, first aid kits and utility shut off points.

Indicate at least 2 escape routes from each room, and mark a place outside of the home where household members. If you or someone in your household uses a wheelchair, make more than one exit from your home wheelchair accessible in case the primary exit is blocked in a disaster. Practice Your Plan.