Emergency egress and fire escape
Many home fires deaths occur when residents are trying to get to exits. Toxic smoke and heat between them and an exit can cause people to become disoriented, even in buildings in which they are familiar. As a member of the fire service, you should be familiar with the products and technologies available to consumers for residential use, including emergency escape masks, self-illuminated signs and smart escape systems.
Home Fire Escape Planning Outreach Materials
The following link identifies the hazardous associated with home fires, such as the depletion of sufficient oxygen. It is imperative that occupants escape from a fire and to never re-enter the home. If people or animals are missing it is important to tell arriving firefighters.
The firefighter who is responsible in coordinating fire ground tactics (tasks) is the officer. The officer is generally sitting in the passenger-front location of the first arriving fire apparatus. Do not approach the fire apparatus during arrival. Expect to be approached by the commanding officer for a brief conversation of the current events. At this point, the officer will appropriately delegate tasks based on the current incident situation.
Use the link below to design your fire escape plan. Once completed, post this plan in your home and practice it with all family members.
Home Safety Checklist- Smoke Alarms
The fire department cannot express enough, the importance of a working smoke alarm. Smoke alarms are the forefront of our service.