If you have a fire or water emergency, please call us now at (973) 669-4825

To have the optimal experience while using this site, you will need to update your browser. You may want to try one of the following alternatives:

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

6 Things To Remember When Creating a Fire Escape Plan

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

6 Things To Remember When Creating a Fire Escape Plan

No one wants to believe the house could catch on fire, but it happens to normal families in Montclair, NJ every day. That’s why it is important to create a fire escape plan. Here are six things to remember to help you get started on your own emergency escape plan:

1. Get Everyone Involved

Don’t create an escape plan on your own; get the entire family involved. Make sure everyone understands the importance of creating a plan and sticking to it if, for some unforeseen reason, the home catches fire.

2. Make a Map of Escape Routes

Walk through the house and note where there are possible exits. Then, map fast escape routes from regularly populated rooms in the house, including bedrooms, bathrooms, the living room and kitchen.

3. Clear the Way Out

After noting your fire escape plan exits and routes, make sure those routes are clear. Move anything that might block the way, and check to see that windows and doors open easily.

4. Install Smoke Alarms in Every Room

Make sure every room has a smoke alarm and that there is a smoke alarm inside and outside each sleeping area. Consider investing in an interconnected system. When one alarm sounds, they all sound.

5. Pick a Spot to Meet Up

Find a safe place outside the home where everyone can meet once escaping the fire. Maybe by a tree or a mailbox. Ensure children know to go to this spot and wait for family members to join them.

6. Practice, Practice, Practice

Once you have created your emergency escape plan, practice fire safety, escape routes and where to meet after a fire. See to it that everyone in the home understands what to do if there is a fire.

Other things to consider when creating your fire escape plan include checking to see that your house number is visible from the road and sharing your plan with friends and family. Following your plan could keep you safe in case of a real fire.
Visit http://www.SERVPROmontclairwestorange.com for more information on fire damage.

Other News

View Recent Posts