Exit Drills In The Home

 

EXIT DRILL IN THE HOME

People die every day in house fires. People can survive even major fires in their homes if they are alerted to the fire and get out quickly and stay out.

 

HOW TO SURVIVE

·        Install smoke detectors and keep them in working order.

·        Make an escape plan and “practice” it.

·        Consider installing an automatic fire-sprinkler system.

 

PLAN YOUR ESCAPE

Once a fire has started, there is no time to plan how to get out. Sit down with your family today, and make a step-by-step plan for escaping a fire.

Draw a floor plan of your home, marking two ways out of every room – especially sleeping areas. Discuss the escape routes with every member of your household.

Agree on a meeting place, where every member of the household will gather outside your home after escaping a fire to wait for the fire department. This allows you to count heads and inform the fire department if anyone is missing or trapped inside the brining building.

 

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