Make sure to explain your family fire escape plan, including the location of the designated outside meeting place, to overnight guests.
Show guests the two escape routes from the room in which they will be staying, as well as the location of fire safety equipment like escape ladders and fire extinguishers.
Ask your overnight guests whether they will require any special assistance to escape.
Make sure your guests know the address of your home so that they will be able to call 911 once safely out of the house.
If you host a children’s “sleep over” party, make sure to show them the two escape routes from the room in which they will be staying.
Consider having your young “sleep over” party guests sleep on the main floor of your home rather than a higher floor so that one of the designated escape routes does not require use of an escape ladder.
Take note of the number of children “sleeping over” and their names, so that you will know if everyone has escaped from the house.
If your child will be “sleeping over” at a friends’ house, make sure to ask about their fire escape plan and then explain it to your child.
Make sure to explain your family fire escape plan, including the location of the designated outside meeting place, to your babysitter.
Be sure to tell the babysitter if any of your children will not be awakened by the sound of the fire alarm.
Discuss which of the children will need assistance to escape safely. The babysitter should be prepared to assist infants, small children and others requiring assistance.
Make sure the babysitter knows the address of your home so that he/she will be