Get Yours Now: High-Rise Fire Survival Kit
Although the partnership of the property manager and chosen fire alarm company works to prevent fires as best as possible, emergencies can still occur. Take a look at this great resource from the Toronto Fire Services that provides recommended evacuation procedures for those in high buildings (residential or office). Below is a Survival Kit in case of a fire emergency, taken from the article. This list put together by the Toronto Fire Services can be acquired for less than $50.00! Click here to read the full article.
Fire Emergency Survival Kit
- Wet towel – Place at the base of a door.
- Duct tape – Tape over door and vent openings.
- Foil wrap – Use to cover vent openings.
- Whistle – Use to signal for help.
- Flashlight – Use in case of power failure, smoke, or to signal for help.
- Bright-coloured cloth – Hang up in a window, or on a balcony, to identify your location.
- Ink marker – Use for messages on cloth, door or windows.
- Cotton bedsheet – If smoke is heavy in your room, soak the bed sheet with water and make a tent near an open window.
- Washcloth – Place the wet cloth over your mouth and nose to aid breathing in smoke-filled areas.
- Fire safety plan – Have a copy of your building’s emergency procedures available.
- Plastic pail with lid – Use for storing survival equipment. (Fill with water during a fire.)
Be sure to read through the Toronto Fire Services article thoroughly to get a clear understanding of how to react in case of a fire emergency. Why bother with spending money on a survival kit when your building is equipped with a fire alarm and sprinkler system? It is aligned with being proactive instead of reactive in case of an emergency. Click to read Issue 4 for more details on Proactive vs. Reactive Behaviour.