Develop a plan, review it every month. We get good at what we practice, so practice even if they think it’s stupid.
Cops, soldiers and firefighters rely heavily on their training and it saves their lives. When kids are scared, they’ll rely on their training, too. It’ll be automatic.
Post their escape route in their rooms so they can see it every day. Put reflective exit signs where necessary to guide them. Because emergencies are usually loud, consider keeping a small bullhorn by your bed to direct them in the dark and smoke.
Assign each person their own responsibilities. Designate a single meeting place. All family members should have a whistle in case they’re trapped.
Sit down with your family and ask them what they might need in an emergency and go from there.
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