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Practice this SAFETY DRILL at home

  • Create and PRACTICE an exit drill in your household.
  • Make certain to establish at least 2 different ways to safely exit your home in case of any emergency.
  • Take the time to practice this drill with your entire family NOW, so that in case of an emergency, it will be natural to you and your loved ones.
  • Here's the drill for all to learn from: Try this first during the daytime - place a bandana over your eyes to create total darkness. Simulate a normal nightime situation by going to bed, closing your door, and drawing the blinds/curtains shut. Pretend you hear your smoke detector alerting you to a problem in your home. SLIDE OUT OF BED, don't stand up (staying close to the floor will provide a cooler environment with less smoke to deal with).  After sliding out of bed, get down on your hands and knees and spin around in a circle 5 times (to simulate the disorientation you will feel if awaken from a sound sleep during an emergency). Now try to find your way out of your room, and out of your home via the shortest - safest route - AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. You would be surprised to find that many people are unable to do so. 
  • Once you leave the house, alert 911 from a neighbors home. DO NOT re-enter the building for any reason! Designate a meeting place for all family members to congregate after exiting the home.

This simple drill is designed to increase your awareness of planning a safe exit.

Remember practice now, survive longer!

 

 

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