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Do You Have a Home Fire Safety Plan?

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

Building Blocks with Fire Safety Photos Do You Have a Home Fire Safety Plan?

Do You Have a Home Fire Safety Plan?

Having a home fire safety plan could be the difference between life and death in a fire emergency.  Although most people agree to the importance of having a plan, sadly; they fail to have one for themselves.  Too often, people allow the tasks of daily living to stand in the way of putting a plan in place.  The goal of this this post is to show readers that it is quick, simple, and invaluable as well as to inspire readers to take the necessary action to implement a plan.  Here’s how to do it:

  • Draw a simple floor plan of the home.
  • Label all exit points
  • Establish a meeting location for all occupants of the home
  • Check smoke detectors to make sure they are working properly
  • Make provisions for small children and elderly family members in the home
  • Practice your drill, and make sure everyone gets out within two minutes
  • Have two ways to exit all rooms if possible, this may mean purchasing a fire escape ladder
  • Practice using the fire ladder with everyone
  • Practice getting low and crawling to safety
  • Practice the plan during different times of the day and night and at least twice a year
  • Teach children over the age of six to get to safety without adult supervision and to meet at the established meeting location.
  • Teach children to never go back inside a burning home
  • Post your plan by the exit doors

Now go out and do it, so that the next time you asked if you have a home fire escape plan you can confidently say, “Yes”.

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