Every Second Counts
Every second counts during a fire. People have as little as two minutes to escape a burning home before it’s too late to get out. In a matter of moments, a small flame can become a major fire, making it critical to be prepared and have an escape plan in place. Once a plan is developed, it is critical for everyone in the home or office understands the plan. The best way to do this is by practicing the escape plan at least twice a year, Increase your chance of surviving a fire by ensuring you have working smoke detectors in place, building and escape plan, and then practicing it, The following are a few suggestions to help you develop and emergency escape plan.
- Draw a map on each level of your home or business show all the doors and windows. Find two ways out of each room Make sure all doors and windows that lead outside open easily.
- Consider escape Ladders for sleeping areas on the second and third floors. Only purchase collapsible escape ladders evaluated by ad recognized testing laboratory. Store them near the window where they will be used.
- Choose an outside meeting place a safe distance in front of your home where everyone can meet after they’ve escaped. Make sure to mark the location of the meeting area on your escape plan.
- Teach Children how to escape on their own in case you can not help them. Plan for everyone in your home or office, with special consideration for elderly or disabled individuals.
- Always practice your fire escape plan during the day and at night time.