Home Fire Escape Plan
You had fire drills growing up at school, (hopefully) you have the occasional fire drill at work now that you are an adult, but do you ever have fire drills at home? Coming up with and practicing family safety drills can help to make sure your family is prepared in the event of an emergency. It is an important topic to discuss with your family, especially children.
The National Fire Protection Association has a helpful section on how to create a family fire escape plan. It includes how to draw a fire escape path for your home, how to reinforce fire safety to younger children, and tips how to stay as safe as possible during a fire.
Some of the tips include:
- Call 911 as soon as possible, even if you think you can contain the fire
- Know at least 2 ways out of each room
- Have a designated outside meeting place a safe distance from the home
- Assign “partners” for young, elderly, or family members with mobility issues
- Close Doors behind you as you leave each room to slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire
Your family’s safety is the first priority. After emergency services have done their job SERVPRO of Lockport / Lemont / Homer Glen will be here to help you repair, restore, and recover your belongings.