Know Your Way Out
When the building fire alarm sounds what do you do? A fire can
quickly fill the halls of your building with smoke and poisonous gases,
making them dark and dangerous, especially if you do not know what
to do. Having a home fire escape plan
is an important part of your safety when a fire starts. The following
checklist will help you make a home fire escape plan.
- Have working smoke
detectors that will wake you when sleeping.
- Be sure everyone knows two ways out of every bedroom.
- Sleep with bedroom doors closed. This will protect you from
smoke traveling through your home.
- Be sure windows open easily from the inside, allowing for a
- Never use the elevator in the event of a fire emergency. If
you are unable to use the stairs to evacuate wait in
your apartment and call 911.
- Designate a meeting place where everyone in your family can meet once outside.
- Call 9-1-1 from a safe phone once outside.
- Make certain everyone understands that once out of the
building no one is to re-enter without the permission of
the fire department.
February 05, 2010