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Exit Drills In The Home (EDITH)
Posted on Jan 19th, 2016
The same should apply to our homes. On average we spend more time there than anyplace else and although we feel more comfortable at home; practicing fire or “exit drills” is just as, if not more important, than at school or work. Most people are creatures of habit; if you enter and exit your home through the front door on most occasions, this is where you will go during an emergency. Always plan two ways out of every structure. For example, in your house, the front and rear doors are the primary entry and exit points. If you are trapped by fire in your bedroom, you always have the window. This is why every bedroom is required to have a window that opens. Once you have exited your home, or any structure, have a specific meeting place to account for everyone. As always, once you are out, stay out! Never go back into a house that is on fire or has smoke in it.
No matter where you are, whether it’s a restaurant, night club, or banquet hall, always make a mental note of exits. Look for the closest exits. Remember, people will almost always try to exit the way they came in, even if there is a closer exit.