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How to Make a Fire Escape Plan

7/5/2019 (Permalink)

During an emergency, it can sometimes be difficult to think clearly. Preparing ahead of time can make it easier to handle a fire in your Chesterfield, MO home. Using the following steps to create a fire escape plan is one way to ensure your family makes it out of the home safely.

1. Locate All Potential Exits

The first step in fire preparation is to inspect your home for any possible exits. This should include all doors and windows. Make sure that everyone is aware of these locations. For younger members of the family, it can be helpful to have a map of the home with clearly marked exits.

2. Include All Members of the Family

When you are creating your fire escape plan, you should make sure that all members are accounted for in the plan. If you have elderly or disabled family members that might have trouble making it out of the house on their own, be sure to designate another member to assist them during the emergency. Assign members to be responsible for pets and babies as well.

3. Have a Designated Meetup Area

Depending on the severity and location of the fire, everyone may not be able to use the same route to exit the house. Choosing a meeting place outside of the home will allow you to determine quickly whether everyone has made it outside.

4. Practice Regularly

Particularly for families with younger children, it is important to practice your fire escape plan regularly. This will ensure that everyone is prepared in case a fire does occur. You should do this at least twice a year.

If you experience a home fire, the safety of you and your family should always be the first priority. Don’t stop to grab your belongings on the way out. A fire damage remediation company can help clean up and repair your home as well as any damaged property after the danger has passed.

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