How to Formulate a Fire Escape Plan
Your home is your castle and as such, it should be a safe haven for you and your family. Despite precautions you may take to ensure that your home is as safe as possible, unfortunate events can occur that could place your family and your possessions in danger.
A house fire is a terrible situation to go through, but thousands and thousands of them happen each year. While homeowner’s insurance can help you recover financial losses if a house fire occurs, nothing can replace precious things like your loved ones. Because of this, you should follow these fire safety tips and formulate a fire escape plan for your family to make sure you all get out of your home safely in the event of a fire.
- Make sure there is a clear and unblocked route to an exterior exit (doors or windows) from every room in your home, especially the bedrooms.
- If escape from a fire requires doing so from an upper floor in your home, make sure there are ladders, a sturdy trellis, or other item handy for reaching the ground from those upper floors.
- Don’t rely on one exit path; set up alternate routes for escaping from a house fire for each member of your family.
- Have all the members of your family practice “fire drills” so they will all know what routes to take to get out of your home, and make sure they practice following secondary routes, too, in case their primary route is blocked by fire.
Another thing you can do is make sure your homeowner’s insurance is up-to-date and provides the coverage you need (and not the coverage you don’t!) if accidents occur. Contact one of our agents here at Schumacher Insurance Group today for more information.
Posted on September 10, 2014, in Agency and tagged affordable life insurance, home insurance plans, Home Insurance Tips, home safety, home safety tips, house insurance. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.