Home Fire Safety Inspection

Home Escape PlanFire Safety Picture

It is important that all family members know what to do in the event of a fire. Here are some tips to help you develop a home fire safety plan:

  • Draw a floor plan using the Home Escape Plan form. Give at least two ways of escaping from every room.
  • You should make a drawing for each floor of your home.
  • Make sure the plan shows important details such as stairs, hallways and windows that can be used as fire escape routes.
  • Test all your windows and doors for quick escape. Do they open easy enough? Are they painted shut? Are they wide enough and/or tall enough to escape?
  • Choose a safe meeting place outside the house to confirm all family members or guests are out of the house.
  • Practice alerting family members or guests in the house. It is a good idea to keep a bell and flashlight in each bedroom for this purpose.
  • Review your home fire safety plan with all family members on a regular basis.

Home Safety Evaluation

Moline Firefighters are available to conduct home safety evaluations and to assist families with a fire escape plan, at no charge. To schedule a free home safety evaluation, call 309.524.2266 Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.