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Special Situations
Written by Administrator
Monday, 15 December 2008 16:06
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Special Situations

 

The are often special situations in homes with small children or elderly. Follow these guidelines to help be prepared in the event of a fire.

* Homes with small children and elderly should have interconnected smoke alarms inside the sleeping areas.

* It is also a good idea to have a telephone in these areas within easy reach, with the local emergency numbers labeled clearly.

* Elderly and young children should be located on the first floor of the home if at all possible.

* If the bedroom of an elderly person is on the second floor, work out an escape plan for that individual.

* Be sure the fire department knows there may be someone located inside with mobility problems, so they know this person may have difficulty.

* If someone is hearing impaired, special smoke alarms can be installed that have a special strobe light and special pitch sound.

* Young children under the age of three should have a family member assigned that will be responsible for helping the young child during an escape.

* Baby sitters need to be aware of your family's escape plan.

* Do not wait on pets before escaping. Pets are naturally good at escaping on their own. If a family pet is trapped inside, tell the firefighters so that they may be aware of this. Restrain or hold children that might be tempted to run back in after pets. Once you are out safely, do not go back in no matter how small the fire may be.

 

 

 Information taken from NFPA resources and web site

 

Last Updated ( Friday, 19 December 2008 21:38 )