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3 Ways To Escape From A Fire.

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Fire Escape Plan.

Remember to always think ahead by Being prepared, having a plan, and practicing that plan. these are essential to escaping a fire. Craft your plan by taking into account your home's particular layout and your household members. Let's look into the 3 different ways you can escape from a fire: 

  1. Have an escape plan and practice it.

Start off by developing a fire escape plan and making sure everyone in your household knows what to do in case of a fire. Your plan should include all available exits from each room, and routes that lead from the room to a safe, open-air space. Be sure to designate a meeting space away from your home.

  • It's important that your exit routes do not lead to a closed-in area that would prevent being able to escape.
  • Make sure that everyone in your household knows how to unlock or unlatch any doors, windows, gates, or fences.
  • Practice your escape plan every 2 months.

     2. Plan Around The Abilities Of Everyone in Your Household.

When making an escape plan, Take any handicaps or abilities into account. If you of someone in your household depend on glasses or hearing aids, and will need them in order to find their way out, make sure they're always on a nightstand or other easy access spots.

  • It's best for anyone mobility issues to sleep on the ground level of a multi-story home.
  • Contact your local fire services non-emergency number and tell them about anyone in your household with special needs that should be kept on file.

     3. Stay Low And Crawl To An Exit To Avoid Smoke Inhalation. 

Stay as low to the ground as possible while you swiftly make your way to the nearest exit, Especially if there is smoke in the area you're located. Smoke inhalation can cause you to lose consciousness, and the freshest air will be closest to the group since smoke, and toxic chemicals rise. In addition, staying low below the smoke will increase your ability to clearly see your escape plan.

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