Practicing an Emergency Escape Plan: Why It’s Important
They say practice makes perfect, and what better thing to execute perfectly than your emergency escape plan. When people find themselves in an emergency situation, the usually aren’t thinking clearly. They may panic, or they may be injured or in shock. It is certainly a less than ideal time to try to come up with a safe and effective emergency escape plan.
That’s why it’s so important to have your emergency plan in place before hand, and to practice that emergency escape plan.
When you practice your emergency escape plan you can help to eliminate unnecessary panic and worry. Your family will already know the plan and how to execute it. There is no guesswork as to how everyone will get out safely. They will know their necessary duties, like grabbing personal documents or the family first aid kit, and they will know how to get out of the home from various rooms. Practicing for an emergency means the act of safely escaping can become second-nature. This only increases the odds that everyone gets out safely.
When you practice your emergency escape plan, you can also create a clear chain of command. Is there someone in the family who can help lead everyone else to safety, and is the one to look to in case something doesn’t go according to plan? Who is responsible for making sure everyone is accounted for? Is there someone designated to administer first aid? Who should be in charge of contacting authorities for help? If these questions are answered and practiced before an emergency, precious time will be saved and help and relief will come faster than it otherwise might have.
If an emergency escape plan is required by law for many employees in a work environment, how much more important should an emergency escape plan be for your family members and loved ones? Schools and businesses practice safety drills, which should be a sign that it’s important to do the same thing in your own home.
Despite your best efforts, things may not always go according to plan. If that’s the case, at the very least you will have designated a meeting place for your family. Regardless of what happens, you all know where you should meet and will be able to gather together to regroup.
After you make it out of your home safely, you may look back and wonder if your home will ever look the same. In fact, you’ll probably have many questions. What are restoration services? How much are water damage cleanup costs? Where can I find restoration companies near me?
No matter what type of emergency you may have been through, there are disaster cleanup contractors that can help you get back on your feet.
Restoremasters is one of Utah’s top restoration companies and can help with anything from water cleanup services, to handling the flood restoration process, to mold, wind damage, and mudslides. They also offer non-emergency restoration too!
After an emergency, contact Restoremasters for any of your restoration needs.