You’ve had fire evacuation plans at work or school, but do you have a fire escape plan at home? If the answer is no, then you may want to reconsider. A well thought out fire evacuation plan can mean the difference between survival and catastrophe. If you want to create a fire escape plan for your family, then here are a few tips from the team at Tedford Air and Electrical.
Install photoelectric fire alarms
As dictated by the government, all Queensland homes need to begin equipping their homes with interconnected photoelectric fire alarms. These alarms are far superior to the older ionisation alarms found in most older homes. These alarms detect slow burning fires much faster than their older counterparts and will give your family the best chance to get out quickly. For maximum protection, ensure that your alarm system is installed and tested by a professional electrician.
Know how to get out
Everyone in your family should know of at least two ways to exit your home or building. That way if one exit point is blocked, you can use an alternate route. You should also have a safe meeting place outside your home where you can ensure that everyone has made it out of your home.
Practice makes perfect
While having a plan is great, you must practice your fire evacuation plan several times throughout the year. This is especially important if you have small children, as this repetition can help the plan sink in. When practising your plan, you can time how long it takes to fully evacuate and try to reduce this time in subsequent drills, so your family is as efficient as possible in the event of a fire.
If you need help installing a photoelectric fire alarm system for your home, then call one our electricians today. Based on the Gold Coast, our electricians specialise in fire alarm installation and testing and always guarantee the highest quality workmanship.
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