Fire Alarm Evacuation Tips
The fire monitoring system of your Edmonton home or business is designed to protect you by alerting you to when you need to evacuate. Having a good knowledge of fire safety is important for keeping your family or your employees and clients safe.
Amptec Fire & Security, a company providing fire protection in Edmonton, wants to make sure that you've brushed up on your fire safety know-how. Here are six tips that you should always follow in the event of a fire alarm:
Never Ignore a Fire Alarm
Easily the most important tip to keep in mind when it comes to fire alarms is that you should never ignore one. Listen to your Edmonton fire monitoring system and evacuate the building as quickly as you can. Make sure everyone who lives or works in your building is aware of this rule.
Have an Evacuation Plan
Evacuations need to be safe and orderly in order to make sure everyone gets out and no one gets hurt. Have an evacuation plan in place so that everyone knows the closest and safest exist that is available to them wherever they are. Run evacuation drills on a regular basis.
Keep Escape Routes Clear
Ensuring proper fire protection in Edmonton requires that all evacuation escape routes are kept clear. Don’t let items pile up around escape doors and windows. It is also important to make sure that any keys to doors and windows can be easily located in case they need to be used.
Keep Clear of the Building Once Outside
Once everyone has made it outside, they should assemble in a safe area that is clear and far enough away from the building. You should ideally head across the street or further down the sidewalk.
Do Not Attempt to Go Back Inside
Make sure everyone knows that once they are outside of the building, there is no going back inside until fire services have given you the all-clear. No object that was left inside is worth going back in for during a fire alarm.
Regularly Test Your Fire Alarms
While not a step to take during an evacuation (as your alarm is working well enough to have alerted you to leave!), you should make sure to regularly test your fire alarms and Edmonton fire monitoring system. Don’t take the chance of not having a working system in place.
Effective Fire Protection in Edmonton
Amptec Fire & Security is here to assist you in all aspects of keeping your home or business fire-safe. Our Edmonton fire protection services include everything from inspections of fire safety alarms to installations of effective sprinkler systems. While sprinkler systems are more common in industrial buildings, we can install them in houses or apartments as well.
Don’t hesitate to contact Amptec Fire & Security today to ask us about our many other fire safety products and services. Our professionals can help put your mind at ease about the safety of your property.