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Make an Escape Plan: Two Ways for Every Room

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

You need a fire escape plan.

Escape Plan

You should make sure your family knows two ways to escape every room in the event of a fire in your home in Oakville, MO. While you are making a fire escape plan, here are three important steps to include:

    1. Make a plan that includes two ways to escape each room.

    2. Practice your plan and go over some safety tips.

    3. Designate a meet-up location and communication plan.

In the case of a house fire, you and your family only have two minutes to get out. Your family’s best chance of survival is making a fire escape plan and practicing that plan.

Safety Tips for the Escape

Your family needs two escape routes for every room because one path may be blocked by fire. Teach everyone to feel doors before opening them. If a door is hot, it’s time to use the second escape path.

Tell your family that they’ll need to stay low, crawling quickly, to avoid heat and smoke. If someone is trapped in an upper-level room, teach that the window can be opened for breathing and used to send visual signals of their location. A flashlight or bright fabric in the window can let firefighters know where they are.

Communications

Your emergency escape plan should designate a meeting location. This location should be away from the house but within good visual sight so firefighters can see that everyone is out safely. You should also designate a method of communication that lets family members know you are safe. This could include the use of social media or designating a personal contact to call.

Don’t worry about your home, it can be cleaned, restored and rebuilt with the help of professional fire restoration specialists. Focus your energy on this important preparation, a fire escape plan that will give your family the tools they need to escape a fire.

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