Do you have a fire escape plan?

  • February 18, 2017
  • Kari J. Hanratty, Esq.

If there was a fire in your house, does your family have an escape plan?

If not, prepare a fire escape plan today, and make sure your family knows what to do and where to meet in case of an emergency.

Let your family know, nothing is important enough to save but themselves. Everything else is replaceable.

If you live in a 2 or 3 story house or apartment, place escape ladders near each window inside your home.

Teach your child to get low and crawl on the ground, where the air is less smoky. Teach children how to stop, drop and roll.

Show your child how to use the back of his hand to check doorknobs and doors for heat before opening.

Teach them to use a different way out if the door is hot to the touch.

Once you and your child are out, call 9-1-1 either on your cell phone or at a neighbor’s house.

Teach children to let firefighters and adults know where they are by answering their calls. Even if they are scared, they should never hide.

You should review these tips and go through the steps at least twice a year.

At LV Injury Law we hope you will never have to use these tips, but if something this unfortunate happens, you will be prepared.

Kari J. Hanratty, Esq.