Message from the Chief – Escape Plan

July 29, 2022

From the Briarcliff Manor Fire Department (BMFD) – The Fire Chief would like remind you to create an Escape Plan in the event of a fire.

Plan Ahead! If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have only a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go if there is a fire.

  • Make a home escape plan. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home
  • Know at least two ways out of every room. Make sure doors and windows leading to outside open easily.
  • Have an outside meeting place, (like a tree, a light post or a mailbox), a safe distance from the home where everyone knows to meet.
  • Practice your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year.
  • Practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them
  • Close doors behind you as you leave
  • Call the Fire Department (911) from outside your home
  • If the alarm sounds – GET OUT AND STAY OUT
  • If smoke is present – GET LOW AND GO

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