Fire extinguishers and sprinkler systems are great tools to have when it comes to preventing a fire, but knowing what to do in the event you find yourself trapped by flames or smoke is always a good idea. That’s why you should create a home fire drill that you practice with your entire family at least twice a year. If everyone knows what to do in the event of a fire, the odds that your entire family will make it outside increases dramatically.
When you practice your drill, one of the most important things you should keep in mind is getting out fast. It can be tempting to try to fight the fire and save your belongings, but no possession is worth losing your life over. As long as you have several working alarms around your home, you should always be alerted the instant a fire breaks out.
PRACTICE YOUR FIRE DRILLS TO HELP EVERYONE REMEMBER WHAT TO DO
Simulating the conditions of a fire is a good idea any time you practice your drill. Make sure everyone knows how to get out of any room, and have everyone practice opening all of the doors and windows throughout the property.
CHOOSE A MEETING PLACE
Once you are sure that your entire family could escape from any room in your home, you should practice the next step of the plan. Typically, this will involve reaching a meeting place outside and regrouping. Pick a spot that is easy to find, but not too close to the house. Once everyone makes it outside, under no circumstances should you reenter the building.
These are just a few tips to help you plan a fire safety drill and stay safe during an actual fire. For more news and tips regarding fire safety, keep checking back with our blog!
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