6 Tips for Creating a Fire Escape Plan
Install Smoke Alarms
There should be a smoke alarm installed inside and directly outside of every bedroom. There should also be alarms on every level of your home.
Know Emergency Contacts
Everyone in your household should know the emergency number for the fire department. Once everyone is at the designated meeting point, this number should be called immediately.
Mark All Escape Routes
Make sure you and everyone in your household is aware of all escape routes, usually being doors and windows. Try to have two ways out of every room.
Make Sure Your House Number is Visible
Double check that your house number is visible from the street. This is essential for emergency responders to identify your home as quickly as possible if you need assistance.
Pick a Meeting Place
You and everyone in your household should decide on an outdoor meeting place. Examples of this include a friends house in the neighborhood, a street sign, a mailbox, etc.
Be Prepared for the Real Thing
Once you have a plan in place, you should do some test runs. Actually acting out a real scenario will help everyone have the quickest reaction time in the event of the real thing.
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