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Fire Escape Planning and Practice
- Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2019 20:52
- Written by Marc Smith
Home Fire Escape Planning and Practice
Home fire escape planning and drills are an essential part of fire safety. A home fire escape plan needs to be developed and practiced before a fire strikes.
•Home fire escape planning should include the following:
•Drawing a map of each level of the home, showing all doors and windows
•Going to each room and pointing to the two ways out
•Making sure someone will help children, older adults, and people with disabilities wake up and get out
•Teaching children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them
•Establishing a meeting place outside and away from the home where everyone can meet after exiting
•Having properly installed and maintained smoke alarms
•Home fire escape practice should include the following:
•Pushing the smoke alarm button to start the drill
•Practicing what to do in case there is smoke: Get low and go. Get out fast.
•Practicing using different ways out and closing doors behind you as you leave
•Never going back for people, pets, or things
•Going to your outdoor meeting place
•Calling 9-1-1 or the local emergency number from a cell phone or a neighbor’s phone