Home escape ladders
If one of your escape routes has you going out a second or third story window, then you should have a home escape ladder.
Home escape ladders can be purchased at your local hardware stores.
Follow manufacturer’s instructions to ensure the home escape ladders can be used on your windowsill. It is important to have and know how to use a home escape ladder, but the ladder should never be used or climbed on unless a real emergency is present.
If you don’t have a home escape ladder or it’s unsafe to use:
- Keep the door closed and use any blankets, towels or clothing to block the space under the door to keep smoke from entering the room.
- Go to the window, open it and make lots of noise to let people know you’re trapped inside.
- If you have a mobile phone, call 9-1-1 and let them know where you are. Continue to make noise and wave items such as clothing or other blankets or sheets out the window.