National Preparedness Month Daily Challenge: Day 24

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Today’s Challenge

There’s a very common disaster that a lot of folks don’t think about much. It can happen whether you live in an off-grid cabin in the forest, an apartment in the city, or a townhome in suburbia.

The disaster I’m talking about is house fires.

 Between 2011 and 2015, the U.S. fire departments reported an estimated of 358,500 residential home fires every year. In the reported house fire cases, there were about 2,695 deaths, 12,000 injuries and property damage averaging of $7 billion. (source)

Obviously, you’ll want to have a homeowner’s or rental policy to cover the contents of your home, but what about survival?

The most important thing to do in the event of a house fire is to get out of the house. Do you have a way to get out, no matter where you are in the home? How would you escape each room of the house in the event of a fire? Do you need to get any ladders to get out if you’re in a room on the second story of your home? (We have one of these in each upstairs bedroom, just in case.)

Do you have a fire escape plan?

Do you have a plan to help your family escape from any place in the house in the event of a fire? Do you have a room that is more challenging than others? Share your plans here – you may be able to help others figure out their own plans.

If you’re posting in the forum, here’s the thread.

Daisy Luther

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Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, voluntaryism, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper. She is widely republished across alternative media and she curates all the most important news links on her aggregate site, Daisy is the best-selling author of 4 books and lives in the mountains of Virginia with her two daughters and an ever-growing menagerie. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, and Twitter.

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