Winter Fires Spreading- Keep your Newburgh Home Safe
Fire Safety Plans
Does your family have a plan?
In a matter of seconds, a small flame can become a dangerous fire. The best way to plan for what can be a disaster is to create an escape plan for your family. After creating the plan, it is best to implement this by practicing twice a year. Other ways to better your chance of surviving a fire is by ensuring you have working smoke detectors in place, building an escape plan, and then practicing the escape plan. The following are a few steps to help you develop an emergency escape plan:
- Get a drawing of the inside of your home, including if you have levels in your home. Find a variety of ways to get out of a certain room, and make sure those windows or doors could easily be opened.
- Consider escape ladders for sleeping areas on the second and third floors. Store them near the window where they will be used.
- Pick an outside meeting place. Make sure the entire family knows the plan. Make sure the meeting place cannot be easily moved. Make sure to mark the meeting location on your escape plan. Teach children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them.
If you need more information on fire escape plans, check out the Red Cross website.