One of the things I am most proud of over the course of my professional career is that for the last 10 years I have had the privilege to serve as a uniformed fire/EMS volunteer with our local fire department. Having personally responded to the emergency calls in and around our area I can speak to the need to pre-plan with your family in the event of a possible fire at your home. I have seen the chaos a fire causes, for every member of the family.
We think you can avoid this by having a plan! Such things as considering the layout of the home, the room placement and who is where ahead of time will be the best way to ensure everyone gets out safely all at once, and you have a way to gather outside the home as a family.
We have two young kids in our home, and we have trained them on the things they may need to do in the event that the home is on fire. And a plan is not enough; you really need to practice and roll-play during this pre-planning phase. Much the same way we had fire drills in school, we should have the same for the home.
If you do not have a plan, call us! We can help create a simple, and fun to teach to your kids!
The best plan is to just be prepared!