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Frisco Firefighters: Plan Your Escape, Don’t Wait! How to Make a Life-Saving Plan

Amy Christie

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Home Fire Escape Plans are not just for movies or summertime. They’re useful in every season and you need to be prepared to protect your loved ones and your property.

The Frisco Fire Department is sending out a useful reminder about creating your plan ASAP. It will serve you and your family. Knowing exactly where to go and how to get out fast when a fire starts is essential for reducing risks.

The Frisco Fire Department is setting out to make every home a safe place

And for that it’s not enough just to know crime rate is reduced in the city and that you can walk peacefully even close to evening time. Safety starts in your own home. Proofing it against risks and doing all you can to make sure every family member is protected go a long way towards creating comfort and coziness.

It might take a while to make your fire escape plan, but once you have it you can use it indefinitely, unless you plan to make major adjustments to your property.

So, set to it with a will and you will have much to be thankful for. In the distant future or for anything that happens unexpectedly.

As the Twitter post positively points out, a fire escape plan will make a life-saving difference when faced with that type of emergency.

Here are some tips for making your own plan:

1. Include everyone

It’s very useful to have all family members involved in creating the escape plan. Walk through the house together, assess possible risks, and determine escape routes. Clear the needed paths of furniture, toys, and any other obstructions. Also pay heed to the windows. They need to open easily.

2. Draw a map

You will need to draw a map for each level of your home. Include all doors and windows on it.

3. Two escape routes per room

Every rooms needs to have two possibilities for fire escape. These should be a door and a window. For rooms on the second floor get a collapsible fire escape ladder and store it in an easily accessible place.

4. Install smoke alarms

If you don’t have them already, now is the time to install smoke alarms. You will need one smoke alarm in each room, one on every floor, and one outside each sleeping area. You can also set up an interconnected alarm system, so all alarms go off if one of them starts.

5. Practice your plan

It’s essential that everyone in your family understands what to do in case there is a fire. Practice the plan together every 6 months or more often. Make sure to inform anyone visiting you or staying at your house for a while about the fire escape plan.

6. Don’t forget the meeting place

You should choose a meeting place at a safe distance from your home. It could be the sidewalk, a neighbor’s house, or a nearby park. Mark it on the map as a safe place to be.

7. 9-1-1 Assistance

Call 911 if a fire starts. Explain it to everyone, including small children.

8. Care options

You will also need to check that there are persons assigned to take care of babies and toddlers or to assist older family members with mobility issues.

9. Exit your house safely

Avoid touching door handles and crawl under smoke to reduce toxic inhalation risks.

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