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5 Steps to Make a Fire Escape Plan

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

Orange background, map and its routes. Concept of a fire escape plan It is good to have a fire escape plan for your home.

5 Steps to Creating a Fire Exit Plan

A well-thought-out fire escape plan can help you get away from a home fire as safely as possible. Developing a plan is one of the most important fire preparation measures. Proceed through these five steps to develop a potentially lifesaving plan.


1. Study a Floorplan

Look over an accurate floor plan. You should test every escape route you come up with to ensure it will be practical in the event of an emergency.

2. Identify Primary and Secondary Escape Paths

A fire escape plan should have primary and secondary paths leading out of every room in your home. You may want to obtain a fireproof escape ladder to make secondary paths more viable.

3. Display Pet Decals

Don't forget to factor pets into your fire safety plan. You may be able to evacuate animals with other occupants, but it is also a good idea to post a window decal near entrances to help firefighters rescue any remaining animals.

4. Practice Sealing In

If you cannot take any escape route, seal into a room with a window that opens, access to a phone, and one that is equipped with duct tape and towels. Close the door and seal the cracks and any air vents to keep out smoke. Open the window to admit fresh air and be sure to notify firefighters of your precise location in the residence.

5. Do a Fire Drill

Test the plan you have made at least twice a year and demonstrate how to move low to the ground, feel doors with the back of your hand, and assemble at a safe location outside.

These steps will help you create an effective fire escape plan for a residence in Sanibel, FL. Practice fire safety and make sure you have a sufficient number of functional smoke detectors. If a home fire causes damage, contact a mitigation and restoration service.

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