Home Fire Evacuation Plan
Emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time. If you were to have a fire in your home, would you and your family know what to do? Do you have a safe place designated as the meeting zone? If not, it’s important that you have a family meeting to decide these details and prepare yourselves for all scenarios. Having this plan in place can save your family in case of an emergency.
The following is a descriptive list of how to make your evacuation plan.
- Draw a map of your home and come up with an evacuation plan.
- Consider the best area to exit the home. Have a backup in case the fire is blocking your exit route.
- Walk around each room and find two ways that you could get out of the home.
- Writing down these details and sharing them with your family will prepare all of you in case of an emergency.
- Open every window in the home and make sure each one can be easily opened
- Doing this ensures that if you are in an emergency and have one option to exit the home, you’ll be able to get out in a hurry.
- Install smoke alarms in every bedroom and outside each sleeping area
- By making sure you’re going to be alerted properly, you will save time when a fire is truly a threat
- Go outside and choose a meeting place in the front of the property
- This needs to be far enough to get away from the smoke and fire, but not too far that you can’t see it from your home. Parents will want to be able to make sure that everyone is out of the home before closing the door to the home.
- Remember that opening and closing doors increases the amount of oxygen you are giving the fire, so keep the door open on a minimal basis.
- Make sure every single member of the family is aware of the plan
- Save your County Fire Department’s phone number on every cell phone
- Rehearse a fire drill
- Print several copies of your evacuation plan. Tape one to the fridge. Keep another in your garage.
- The more you see this plan in your home, the more familiar you will be with the plan.
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