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A Fire Escape Plan For Your Home

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire & Smoke Damage Cleaning and Restoration in Chesapeake, 757-465-9700.

When a fire ignites, you may only have a few minutes to safely get everyone out of the house.  It's imperative that you have a rehearsed escape plan before the event of a house fire.  Here are some escape plan suggestions to help keep you and your loved ones safe from harm as quickly as possible.

Install Fire Alarms

Place fire alarms on every floor of your home and inside and outside of every bedroom.  This will help to ensure that the alarm will be heard by most.

Map It

Map out your home's floor plan showing at least two ways to get out of a room.  This is a great visual for children and a second exit option in case one is not accessible.

Discuss & Act on It

Discuss this escape floor plan with your family making special note to point out the exits to the children especially those in their bedroom.  Afterwards, have a fire drill so that everyone is familiar as this will help in getting everyone out quickly and safely. 

Choose a Meeting Place

It's important that everyone knows where to meet after getting out of the house safely.  Places safely away from the fire like a mailbox across the street, a street sign, or a neighbor’s house.

Don't Wait

When you hear the smoke alarm, yell, scream, knock on doors as you are immediately exiting the house.  No items or belongings are more valuable than yours and your loved one’s lives.

Call us with any questions about fire or smoke damage or about making a fire escape plan.  We are "Always here to help." 757-465-9700.

Sources:  National Fire Protection Association

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