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April 12, 2024

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EDITH - Exit Drill In The Home

Most residential fire deaths occur because of inhalation of toxic gas, rather than contact with flames. The tragedy is that many of these deaths could be prevented by taking a few precautions.

Lean how your family can prevent home fires, escape from your home in fastest possible way in the event of a fire and provide your home with helpful fire safety products.

General Fire Prevention Tips

Exit Drill In The Home (E.D.I.T.H)

* Have an Emergency Escape Plan and practice it frequently.

In your Plan always have 2 ways out of every room,
* Make sure that screens and security features for windows can be easily removed from inside. 
* If you are exiting with young children, the parent to which the children are most attached to, should lead the way, as children will be more likely to follow. Establish a meeting place outside your home to be sure everyone has escaped. Every family member should participate in practice escape drills.

* In the event of fire, do not stop to get dressed or gather valuables. Seconds count - do not search for the family pet. 
* Teach your family that in a fire they must stay low to the floor to avoid smoke. 
* Passageways may be completely filled with dense smoke, so everyone should practice exiting on their hands and knees while blindfolded. 
* Establish a rule that once you're out, you never re-enter under any circumstances. As soon as two people have reached the meeting place, one should call 311 from a neighbor's house.