social

Making a Fire Escape Plan for Your Family


Gold Post Medal for All Time! 846 Posts
October 1, 2008

Have a Plan in Case of a FireBeing prepared for a fire. Have a plan.

I live in an apartment on the second floor and at 4:00 am this morning I was awakened by sirens and pounding on doors. I got up to look and see what was going on and a knock immediately came to my door. I opened and it was a fire fighter yelling, "Get out, your apartment is on fire!" and smoke was billowing in through the doorway.

Advertisement



I sleep only in undies and a t-shirt but blessedly my bottoms and slippers were next to my bed so I was able to retrieve them quickly. However, I ended up wasting precious time grabbing eyeglasses in one place, wallet and keys in another place, purse with address book in yet another place and my kitty hiding under the bed.

I was able to round up the material items while fire fighter helped rescue the kitty in just over a minute but in hindsight I have come to realize that all important articles should be in one spot near the door at all times because even a few seconds, when there's smoke and fire, can be a matter of life and death. Had my items all been in one spot near the door, all I would have had to do was grab my precious kitty and then the purse with everything in it on the way out the door.

Some people wouldn't even open their doors to the fire fighters and they had to bust the doors down and make them get out. Just grab what you have to, or can, and get out!
Advertisement



My apartment ended up being saved and okay but seven others were damaged and two completely.

I will close this letter with a smile. I had put my sweat pants on backwards. ;-)

Thankful to our fire fighters!

Comment Pin it! Was this helpful? Yes
Read More Comments

More Solutions

Share on ThriftyFunThis page contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

November 6, 2007

Having experienced a house fire which was declared a total loss, I have a few tips for making the experience less frustrating.

Comment Was this helpful? Yes
Read More...
Categories
Home and Garden Emergency AdviceFebruary 21, 2012
Pages
More
👒
Mother's Day Ideas!
👔
Father's Day Ideas!
🌻
Gardening
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2022-05-03 17:06:23 in 6 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2022 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf/Emergency/Advice/Making-a-Fire-Escape-Plan-for-Your-Family.html