Prevention is Key: Fire Escape Planning

Prevention is Key: Fire Escape Planning

No one really anticipates that fire would strike their home and threaten their life. In fact, most people believe that this disaster would never happen to them but they’re wrong. Fire accidents can happen to anyone and, if you’re not adequately prepared for it, the disaster can cause injuries and even death. At Boston Ironworks, we encourage our clients to have a thorough fire escape plan in place. That can save your life and help you avoid serious injuries.

 Create a Sketch and Store it in an Obvious Place

You need to pen down a clear sketch and store it is an accessible place. You can place this on your refrigerator or in every bedroom. You should make multiple copies of your fire escape plan so that every member of your family can access it. You should also make sure that your escape plan is clear and simple and takes the shortest route towards your fire escapes. Don’t create a complicated blue-print that no one would understand.

Keep all Floors in Mind

You should clear showcase escape routes from all rooms of your home, including the attic and the basements. People often get trapped in these rooms and succumb to the fire. Make sure that you clearly map out all routes leading towards the fire escapes. In the event of a fire, you need to pick the shortest route to your destination.

Plan for Two or More Escape Routes

It’s possible that one route to the fire escapes might be blocked by the fire or might be too risky to take. In such cases, you need an alternative route to escape from your home. That’s why it’s important to plan for two or more routes well in advance. Don’t create too many because that can confuse your family members. People tend to panic during a fire and require a clear-cut and straightforward plan so two alternative routes are more than enough.

Fire Drills

It’s important to conduct fire drills and practice using those escape routes as often as you can. This would help you keep calm and follow the plan in the event of a real fire. If you don’t practice, you might panic and get lost in the chaos and you need to avoid that at all costs.

If you want to know more about fire prevention, fire escapes or our services, 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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