Every family needs to take these measures to make sure everyone gets out of a house fire alive.
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Step 1: When you get out of your bed, you’ve got to stay very low, so try to crawl on the floor.
Step 2: Before opening any door, check it for heat using your hands.
Step 3: As you’re going down a staircase, you want to feel the wall for direction so you can get down the stairs quicker.
Step 4: Have one fire escape ladder in every upstairs bedroom mounted on a window to help family members escape safely. Fire ladders like the Kidde brand fire ladder can be purchased from Home Depot for as little as $35.
Step 5: Once you’re out, stay out. Never go back into a burning home.
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Source: KPRC 2 News
This article was originally published in the SURVIVOR’S EDGE™ Winter 2016 edition. Subscription is available in print and digital editions here.