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5 Tips for a Family Fire Escape Plan

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

Children should be taught how to stay low to avoid breathing in any smoke fumes

Five Tips For Creating Your Emergency Plan

Many families create a fire escape plan for their East Naples, FL, home which include measures for kids safety as well. Making sure the whole family understands how the plan works, and practicing it together can help protect them in the event of a fire. Here are five tips for creating your emergency plan.

1. Stay Low

It may be tempting to just run out of the house during a home fire, but children should be taught how to stay low to avoid breathing in any smoke fumes. Teach them how to crawl under the smoke to find their way out of the house.

2. Test Doors

Teach children to safely test a door with the back of their hands for heat before opening one. They should only open doors that are cool and close it behind them once they are safely through.

3. Leave Belongings Behind

An important step for kids' safety is to teach them to leave belongings behind. Trying to take an item with them could slow down their escape. You can reassure your children that a fire damage restoration service should be able to restore any favorite items back to pre-fire condition once everyone is safe and the fire is out.

4. Assign Pet Handlers

Assign an adult to take care of a pet during an emergency. This way everyone knows the pet will be taken care of and unnecessary delays can be avoided during escape.

5. Meet Up Outside

It’s important for a fire escape to have a meetup location. It should be safely outside of the home in an easy to recognize location. Everyone in the family should know to meet the others here and to let the emergency personnel know if anyone is missing.

Taking kid's safety into account when creating an emergency plan is important as every member of the family should understand what to do during an emergency. After the fire is out a professional can help with cleanup and repairs.

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