Fire Escape Boston: Planning is Key

A fire can break out anywhere. It can happen without warning and spread rapidly, which is why it is essential to have a good escape plan in place beforehand. Most families don't create a fire escape plan in advance, and that leads to severe injuries or even fatalities. At Boston Ironworks, we believe that everyone should have an escape plan and should practice fire drills to make sure they can respond promptly in stressful situations. Here's a look at how to create a plan for fire escape Boston:



1. Assess Your Options

The first step is to explore your home and assess all options. Gather all of your family members and walk through your house. Identify which doors and windows are safe to use and plan escape routes towards them. It is a good idea to have two different ways to get out of a room. If one route is blocked, you can choose another one and escape quickly.

2. Smoke Alarms

Make sure there are smoke alarms in every bedroom so you can hear them clearly during an incident. You should also ensure there are alarms on every level of the house and outside every bedroom as well. This ensures you have some warning before the fire reaches you. Mark and remember the location of every fire alarm as that can help you choose the right escape route down the line.

3. Meeting Place

It is difficult to keep track of all family members while escaping a fire even through a fire escape Boston. That’s why you need to set a meeting place a safe distance away from your home. This can be your neighbor's house, the nearest streetlamp, or a nearby stop sign. Don't gather just outside the house-that can place your family at risk and might also hamper the fire personnel's movements. 

4. Vulnerable Family Members

Make sure someone is responsible for the more vulnerable members of the family like infants, elderly, or disabled individuals. Ensure there is back up to help the vulnerable family members if the first person isn’t able to reach them. This enables you to get them to safety quickly. 

Memorize the fire department’s emergency number and call it as soon as you’re out of the burning building.

For questions and inquiries about fire escape Boston, you can call Boston Ironworks at 617 657 3117. You can also fill in this contact us form. We’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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