Survive house fires
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A home fire can arise when you least expect it. Plan ahead to keep your family safe with these five steps.

Every family needs to take these measures to make sure everyone gets out of a house fire alive.

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.

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.

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