If a fire were to break out in your home today, would all the members of your family know what to do and where to go? Far too often, families don’t take the time to put a home fire drill into place, so they aren’t able to practice what they would do if a fire started. They are then completely unprepared during the real thing. It’s very important to have home fire drills regularly, especially if you have young children. Here’s why.
They will let your kids know where to go in the event of a fire.
Firstly, a home fire drill will give you the opportunity to show your kids the best escape route just in case a fire ever takes place. Most kids will naturally run right towards the nearest exit, but that’s not always the best approach to take. During a home fire drill, you can run them through different scenarios to show them how to get out of your home during a fire.
They will allow your kids to ask any questions they might have.
During a home fire drill, your kids and even your spouse will likely have questions. For example, they might ask where you will meet up once you are all safely outside. Questions like these are good ones, and you should come up with answers to them as a family. It will benefit all of you when you’re on the same page and don’t leave any important questions lingering.
They will remind you to check your fire alarms to make sure they’re working.
When you conduct a home fire drill, you should also conduct a test of your home fire alarms. The fire drill will serve as a good reminder that it’s time to check your alarms to make sure they are functional and don’t need to be replaced.
If you find that you do need to replace one or more fire alarms in your home, Life Safety Consultants can provide you with them. Call us at 888-557-0558 today to order fire alarms for your house so that your family will be protected at all times.