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Video :: Tennessee Severe Weather Awareness Week - Have a Fire Evacuation Plan

Friday, February 25, 2011 | 02:15am

TRANSCRIPT:  I'm Jeremy Heidt with Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.

Fire causes more deaths than any other type of disaster. But fire doesn't have to be deadly if you have early warning from a smoke detector and everyone in your family knows how to escape calmly.

Take a few minutes now with your family to discuss a home evacuation plan. Sketch a floor plan of your home; walk through each room and discuss evacuation details, and plan a second way to exit from each room or area, if possible.

Preparedness is also an individual responsibility.

I'm an emergency manager and I'm asking you to be serious about planning for and practicing what to do in case of a fire.

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