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Practice Family Safety With Home Alarm Drills

Installing fire alarms and other security measures is a great way to keep your home safer, but alarms alone can’t save you if disaster strikes. Regular safety drills, however, can. In a real emergency, flailing wildly, screaming and running in random circles with your hair on fire just isn’t helpful. To increase your family’s survival skills, become a home drill sergeant by conducting safety drills regularly to make sure everyone knows exactly where to go and what to do. You can even add a few fun elements to make it less of a chore. For example, let your kids take turns running safety inspections. Give your star inspector a toy detective’s badge, or offer a small reward for flawless performances. For fire drills, designate a junior fire chief to oversee the operation. Here are a few more essential tips for conducting safety drills:

Fire Drill Tips

•    Before the drill, make a … Read Full Post »