Emergency Escape Planning (from Regina Fire and Protective Services - City of Regina)
The City of Regina Fire and Protective Services, in conjunction with local settlement agencies and the Newcomer Welcome Gateway has developed a number of Fire Safety videos.
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Escape Planning (video)
A fire spreads so quickly you may have only a minute to escape. That’s why you need a fire escape plan.
In this video you will learn how to make a fire escape plan for your whole family.
The first step in your escape plan is to make sure you have a working smoke alarm. It’s a round disk that makes a loud noise to warn you when there’s a fire.
You can hear what it sounds like by pressing the test button. Make sure everyone in your family knows what the smoke alarm sounds like.
Your home must have a working smoke alarm – it’s the law.
A smoke alarm that doesn’t work can’t help you. So never take the battery out. And never take the alarm down, or cover it.
Sometimes cooking can set your smoke alarm off. If that happens, fan the smoke away with a towel, or press the silence button. You can also open a window.
The next step in your plan is to sit down with your family to talk about how you would escape a fire. Decide how you would get out of every room of the house. And also decide where your family meeting place is. It could be a tree across the street, or a next door neighbor’s house. Here in Regina, the emergency telephone number is 9-1-1. Make sure that even your children know how to call 9-1-1. If there’s a fire, always call 9-1-1, not a family member or a friend.
It’s a good idea to practice your fire escape plan with your family. That way everyone will know what to do.
Now, if there’s a fire, everyone knows the plan.
Get out quickly.
Crawl low if there’s smoke.
If smoke blocks your way out, use your second way out, such as a window.
Go to your family meeting place.
And then call 9-1-1 and wait for the fire trucks to arrive.
For more information visit the City of Regina website at regina.ca and click on fire services.
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