Just 2 Minutes. That’s the amount of time you have to safely escape a home fire.
Home fires devastate lives and property. A fire in the home is the biggest disaster threat to American families, more of a risk than floods, hurricanes or tornadoes. The American Red Cross responds to an average of more than 62,000 disasters every year – one every eight minutes, and most are home fires. But unlike other disasters, most home fires can be prevented. By planning ahead, you can ensure that you and your family have the essential items and knowledge necessary to get through a crisis.