Do You Have Fire Drills In Your Home?
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March 15, 2018 11:22 am at 11:22 am #1490918JennyBreenMember
Let’s try and keep this serious. No humor please.
Do you have fire drills in your home? If you don’t, why not?
I mentioned to a friend that I have them in my house and talk to my children about exiting in case of a fire chas vesholom. He couldn’t believe I actually have fire drills in my house, and I couldn’t believe he never once spoke to his children about this issue.
Your thoughts and comments? Be open and honest. Even if you don’t have fire drills, I would like to know your reasons why not. Am I just strange?
Have a safe day everyone.March 15, 2018 11:46 am at 11:46 am #1490958
I dont really understand the point.
If there is a fire ch”v get out of the house. period. end of drill.
you can throw in a safe place to meet, but that is about it
A school with a large number of people needs to get people out in a ordered manner, since people getting crushed by stampede can be as dangerous as fire. but in a home with 5 even 10 people this concern just doesnt exist.March 15, 2018 6:07 pm at 6:07 pm #1491489streekgeekParticipant
Growing up, once a year my mother used to demonstrate how to use the fire extinguisher that was kept in the kitchen, as well as the fire ladder kept on the second floor. We had a meeting place, but I don’t recall ever having an actual fire drill.
I have a plan in my head for my family, but my kids are too young to practice. I’ve imagined the scenario many times, so I hope to be prepared if c”v something happens.March 15, 2018 6:12 pm at 6:12 pm #1491496TheGoqParticipant
You are way off ubiq they should know what to do to practice what to do if they are alone in a room, what if g-d forbid they are not trained an open a door they should not and are met by a blast of fire?March 15, 2018 6:13 pm at 6:13 pm #1491499DovidBTParticipant
I used to work for a federal government contractor. The workplace was a medium-sized one-floor office building. Most of the rooms had windows to the outside. There were about 100 employees.
There was a rule, probably mandated by the government, that visitors to the facility had to be given a safety briefing on what to do in case of fire.March 15, 2018 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm #1491641
” what if g-d forbid they are not trained an open a door they should not and are met by a blast of fire?”
Ok i’ll bite
which door is the safe door and which is the “blast of fire door”
(spoiler alert my kids room only has one door…)
I’m not saying teaching fire safety isnt important. I’m just not sure how a drill would workMarch 16, 2018 7:32 am at 7:32 am #1491716TheGoqParticipant
I’m not an expert maybe test the door knob for heat and if its very hot don;t open the door?March 16, 2018 8:43 am at 8:43 am #1491730
“I’m not an expert maybe test the door knob for heat and if its very hot don;t open the door?”
You dont need to be an expert to know that. and As I said teaching fire safety is obviously important. The problem is during my home drills the door knobs are never hot let alone very hot. Are you suggesting heating up random knobs prior to the home drill? Otherwise how does that part of the drill work?
In schools do they heat up knobs prior to the drill so they can practice what a real emergency would be like ch”v? Of course not, that is because the point of a school fire drill is to “to get people out in a ordered manner, since people getting crushed by stampede can be as dangerous as fire.”March 17, 2018 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm #1492237from Long IslandParticipant
When my kids were younger (they are all adults now) we had them yearly. Each bedroom had a ladder for a window exit. We practiced opening the window & screen, hanging the ladder.
Practiced, stop, drop & roll. Feeling doorknob. Laying on the floor smelling for smoke by the door before opening. An exit plan and a meeting place.
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