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Why You Should Consider a Fire Escape Plan

6 December 2013 - 11:00, by , in Article Archives, No comments

You never know when a fire may break out in your home. For this reason, it’s good to have a fire escape plan prepared in advance. Your plan should be simple but effective in getting you and your family to safety during a fire or other emergency situation. The following tips can help in preparing your escape route.

  • Plan two different escape routes for each room in the house. Take into consideration the use of doors, windows, balconies and roof in your planning.
  • If you own a 2-story home, consider purchasing a moveable fire escape ladder for every bedroom to assist in your escape.
  • Review your escape routes with your family and hold practice fire drills to evaluate the effectiveness of your plan.
  • Keep your stairs and hallways de-cluttered for easy access in emergencies.
  • If you have pets, designate one or two people responsible for their care during emergencies. 
  • Check windows and doors to ensure they open quickly and easily. Keep keys to deadbolts where they can be easily accessed in an emergency.  
  • Establish a meeting place outside the home after your escape so all members can be immediately accounted for.

Having adequate home insurance coverage will also protect you from a fire disaster. Get a quote to cover your Texas home today by contacting Mike Leonard Insurance.