House Evacuation Plan Template

This is a free House Evacuation plan template that each building must have as it lays out how to exit a building safely during an emergency. In case of a fire, carbon monoxide leak, earthquake, or other emergencies, everyone in the family should be familiar with your home evacuation plan. The template is a 100% customizable and you can edit every aspect of it with a few simple clicks in MyDraw.

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House Evacuation Plan

Make sure that you’re familiar with your building’s evacuation plan, which should illustrate what residents are supposed to do in the event of an emergency. The house/ building evacuation plan should be posted in places where all residents can see and review it.

Pre-planning stage

  • When drawing the evacuation plan, label all the rooms, and identify the doors and windows.
  • Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area.
  • Install alarms on every level of the home.
  • Gather your family and discuss the plan. Involve the children and make sure they are aware of the danger.
  • Walkthrough your home and inspect all possible exits and escape routes. Make sure the escape routes are clear and doors and windows can be opened easily.
  • Choose an outside meeting place and mark the location of the meeting place on your escape plan.
  • If there are infants, older adults, or family members with mobility limitations, make sure that someone is assigned to assist them in the fire drill and the event of an emergency.
  • Clear your escape routes.
  • Memorize emergency phones.
  • Practice the escape plan twice a year.

Tips for a Fire Emergency

  • Use windows as an alternative means of escape.
  • Stay out at a safe, designated meeting place outside your home.
  • Crawl low if caught in the smoke.
  • If any clothes catch fire stop, put your hands over your face, gently drop to the ground, and rock and roll on the ground until your clothes stop burning.