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How to Create a Fire Escape Plan for Your Family

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Oct 01, 2014

At school and in the work place, a fire escape plan is a must, but in the home, we often forget the importance of having a plan in the case of a fire. Keeping your family safe in a fire requires a clear plan so every member of your family knows where to go and what to do.

This post is here to help you come up with a fire escape plan for you and your family, before the unexpected happens.

Preventative Measures

Before you worry about the actual plan, you need to make sure that you will be warned in the case of a fire. So invest in working smoke detectors, and make sure to check and change the batteries regularly.

Town, Urban, Old, City, Bricks, Fire escapeIdentify Possible Exits

In a fire, the front door may not be an option, so it is important to identify all of the possible exits from your home. Make sure to take windows and other doors into account so every exit is a possibility.

Choose a Meeting Spot

Your fire escape plan won’t be very helpful if you don’t have a place to meet together once everyone is away from the home. Make sure to choose a place that is close enough that everyone can make it away from the fire, and not so close that it will be in danger of burning.

Make a Document

In order to make your plan as useful as possible, make sure to have a physical document for each family member. This should include a map, a list of possible exits, and a list of phone numbers.


Last of all, it is important to practice your escape plan if you want things to run smoothly. Make it a point to practice at least once every couple of months and your family will be prepared for anything.

Contact Bradenton Insurance today for more information on making a fire escape plan!

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