How to make a Home Fire Escape Plan | SERVPRO® of Wilson County
According to the NFPA, often times most injuries from household fires are very preventable; but there are not proper fire escape plans in place for household members to follow.
Today, most school systems will participate in practiced fire drills at least once a quarter with their students. The practice of fire drills has been a part of the education system for many years, but something that we forget as we move beyond our grammar school years, but last year alone 3,645 people died due to a fire. This should be an alarming number- particularly for something that is preventable with proper planning.
Depending upon who you ask, there are several keys to remember in creating such a plan; however, we have compiled the list of the must haves.
- Map out your home.
- Clearly determine two ways out of each room.
- Test all smoke alarms for proper functionality.
- Create an meeting place for you and your children away from the structure.
- Memorize the phone number to the local fire department.
- Continually practice your plan.
By creating this plan, you could prevent disaster within your home!