|A Checklist for People with Mobility Problems (American Red Cross - FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1997, 4 p.)|
- Plan two escape routes out of each room. If you cannot use the stairways, make special arrangements for help in advance. Never use the elevators.
- Install smoke detectors. Clean and test smoke detectors once a month. Change batteries at least once a year.
- Consider installing home sprinklers.
- If there is a fire, do not try to fight the fire. Get out fast. Do not stop for pets or possessions. Call the fire department after you are outside. Never go back into a burning building.
- Feel the bottom of the door with the palm of your hand. If it is hot, find another way out.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Community and Family
Preparedness Program and the American Red Cross Community Disaster Education
Program are nationwide efforts to help people prepare for disasters of all
types. For more information, please contact your local emergency management
office and American Red Cross chapter. This brochure and other preparedness
materials are available by calling FEMA at 1-800-480-2520, or writing: FEMA,
P.O. Box 2012, Jessup, MD 20794-2012.
Publications are also available on the World Wide Web at:
FEMA's Web site: http://www.fema.gov
American Red Cross Web site: http://www.redcross.org
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