Exit Drills in the Home
EDITH is an acronym for Exit Drills In The Home. This program was derived from the smokehouse program. It allows the Fire Department to bring the fire safety message into the neighborhoods.
Like the smokehouse, EDITH lets us teach families how to plan and then to practice life saving exit drills. We use vacant housing units, adding non-toxic smoke for realism, and help citizens practice their exit skills.
The big difference is that the EDITH program gives families the opportunity to practice in a unit much like their own.
EDITH works best in large housing areas, where individual housing units are alike.
We take advantage of the opportunity to separate children from their parents, to better give each group appropriate fire safety information.
To inquire about scheduling requirements or to obtain additional information about the EDITH program, please call the Fire Prevention Division at (734) 794-6979.
Plan and Practice a Home Escape Plan English Spanish
Home Fire Escape Plan - Worksheet