New Mexico Urban Homesteader

Hello, I am A 50 Something, Prepper ;-}; former 60's Flower Child, don't believe in taxpayer subsidized special interest groups (political parties), DO believe in the Constitution and Bill of Rights (1st 10). Long time Independent & Informed Voter. Lover of the outdoors and firm believer that History Teaches - if only we will listen!

(No longer Urban or in NM. Now Rural in the mountains of Maine.)

This blog was started at the request of some dear friends that wish to become Preppers.

“No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods.”

Demosthenes (384–322 BC, Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Step Four: Create a Home Fire Escape Plan and what to do if there is a house fire - How to Make a Preparedness Plan that Works & Not Go Broke

“It is better to be prepared for an opportunity
and not have one
than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.”
Whitney M Young Jr

Step Four: Create a Home Fire Escape Plan and what to do if there is a house fire

  • Do a home hazard inspection
  • If you cannot put the fire out - Leave the house immediately, go to a neighbor and call the fire department and Stay Out.
  • Have a safe place for the family to meet after exiting the house. This could be a neighbor’s or south corner of your lot and the like.
  • Install Smoke Detectors and or Carbon Monoxide Detectors in appropriate sectors of the house and change the batteries twice a year. Like when you change your clocks.
  • If you are trapped – Stay Low
  • Feel a door before opening
  • If you catch fire – Stop, Drop and Roll
  • For multi-story structures have at least one emergency ladder on every level above the first floor
  • Have a multi-purpose Fire extinguisher in appropriate sectors of your home and make sure everyone knows how to use it.

For Kids: Home Fire Safety Checklist and
Home Hazard Hunt Checklist;;;;;
Commit a Minute: 100 Things to Make Your Home Safer

Next week we will discuss selecting our Crisis Retreats (yes, plural)

"Today is the Tomorrow that you worried about Yesterday"


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