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Be sure to read the E.D.I.T.H. brochure from the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control.


It is difficult to imagine planning for a fire emergency at home.  However, taking the time to create and share a fire emergency plan will help ensure that everyone at home knows exactly what to do, should the time come to evacuate from a burning house or apartment.  Developing a plan and then practicing it is exactly what EDITH is all about.  EDITH really does save lives.

EDITH: KNOWING THE GOAL

The goal of EDITH is to create, share, and practice a plan that gives everyone safe paths to evacuate the home and immediately report to a common area to be accounted for.

EDITH: CREATING THE PLAN

Planning your path of escape means you'll have to create a plan for your family.

EDITH: REVIEWING THE PLAN

After you've created the plan, review it by walking through each planned path of exit.  While doing that, consider the following:

EDITH: WORKING THE PLAN

Now it's time to work the plan you've created and do an actual drill.  That's what Exit Drills In The Home is all about, practicing your plan.  By doing the drills, you help to make an emergency escape something that becomes an instinctual response and NOT a panicked reaction.

Creating, sharing, and practicing your Exit Drills In The Home will give your family the best chance of escaping safely in a fire emergency.

Be sure to read the E.D.I.T.H. brochure from the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control.