Step 4: Maintain Your Plan

Fours Steps to Maintain Your Plan
  1. Quiz: Review your plan every six months and quiz your family about what to do.
  2. Drill: Conduct fire and emergency evacuation drills on a regular basis.
  3. Restock: Check your disaster supplies kit. Check food supplies for expiration dates and discard or replace stored water and food every six months.
  4. Test: Check the indicator on your fire extinguishers and have them recharged or replaced by a professional according to manufacturer’s instructions. Also, test your smoke alarms monthly and change the batteries twice a year: when you change your clocks for Eastern time and when you change them for daylight-saving time.