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Fire Emergency: Don’t Be Caught Unprepared

2/12/2018 (Permalink)

House and business fires are chaotic.

The fire alarm blares, smoke fills the building and without a plan, the household or employees will likely scatter to find an escape. No one wants to believe a fire will happen to him or her, but not preparing for the worst can have devastating results. In order to keep yourself and your loved ones safe, you should always have a fire escape plan at the ready. If you don’t, here is what specialists say you need to pay attention to when developing the best plan.

1. Exits

First things first, jot down where the exits are. Make sure that furniture or other items do not block any of the doors. Escaping during a fire is all about speed. You don’t want anything to hang you up, and you can never be too sure which door will be safest. The same goes for windows. Do not have anything fully blocking your windows.

2. Pathways

Make sure that there are clear pathways throughout. If you have a cluttered mudroom near the back door due to lack of use, make sure that you can easily get in and out of the room. Your fire escape plan has to involve easy passage from one room to the next.

3. Family

Who is frequenting the building? Do you have children? You have to develop a plan to suit the needs of everyone. Young children may not always understand or remember the plans that you set up. This means you may need to repeat the plan often and perhaps draw a diagram for the child to understand. Make sure that everyone knows the emergency escape plan and can follow it. During a fire in your Loop, PA business it can be difficult to keep a clear head. Having a clear fire escape plan will help alleviate some of that stress.

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