Now that we have been sequestered to our homes, it’s a good time to ask yourself – what happens if there’s a fire? Are you and your family safe? One way to ensure that you and your loved ones are safe is to have a fire escape plan set in place.
Yes, having smoke alarms and fire extinguishers are necessary features for every home, but there are times when a fire spreads so quickly, you need to get out of the house as fast as you can to ensure everyone is safe. Because smoke alarms don’t activate until the smoke reaches their sensors, they don’t leave a whole lot of time to get out. If you have a designated route for each room to take, and you practice fire drills occasionally, the chances of you making it out safe and sound rise dramatically. After all, remaining calm is the best advice to have when a fire breaks out. Knowing what you are doing will help you do just that. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when designing your fire escape plan:
- Use a floor plan to designate two escape routes per room.
- Have a smoke alarm in every sleeping room and on every floor.
- Keep routes clear and windows easy to open.
- Choose a meeting place a safe distance away from your home.
- Make sure your street numbers can be easily seen by the fire department and memorize the phone number of the fire department.
- If your windows have security bars, make sure there are emergency release devices inside.
- If there are babies or family members with mobility issues, make sure everyone can pitch in to help ensure they are safe as well.
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