Creating an Effective Fire Escape Plan
Do you know how to exit your home most effectively in the case of a fire? Few people in the Concho Valley, give much thought to developing an escape plan, so they may not be able to answer this question accurately. A fire escape plan is often an important piece of family preparedness, so taking the time to create and practice an emergency escape plan can help you be that much more prepared for unexpected circumstances.
3 Steps to Success
There are a few steps required to creating an effective fire escape plan.
1. Identify exits.
2. Choose at least two exits.
3. Meet at a pre-determined location.
Begin by identifying all exits; remember to count side doors and exits leading into garages. Identify the exit that all family members can effectively use; very young and very old family members may need assistance. Choose two exits that all family members can use; this gives people an alternative exit if one doorway is blocked. Establish a family meeting place; plan to gather at a pre-determined location that can be safely and easily reached.
The Importance of Having a Meeting Plan
Having a family meeting place, can be an important safety measure. Establishing it can help ensure that all family members are present and accounted for following an emergency; you can see at a glance that everyone is safe and sound. It may be best to establish this spot on your property because then it is under your primary control. Choosing a spot at a public park, for instance, is usually less advisable because then people have to travel. Landmarks in parks and other public places sometimes change, which can cause confusion.
Developing an effective fire escape plan is typically easy and can be done with input from all family members. Once it is made, share it with everyone and practice using it.
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