Emergency Evacuation Procedures
Proper evacuation procedures - and knowing what you should do in an emergency - can be the difference between your survival and becoming a statistic. One of the goals of the Fire Prevention Bureau is to assist every business, school, church and multi-residential facility with the development and implementation of a complete Emergency Evacuation Plan.
Is this a realistic goal? Yes, it is. Will it take time to complete? Yes, it will. Helping you to save your own life and the lives of those around you assist all emergency response personnel.
Customized Evacuation Plan
Our Fire Marshal can assist you in creating a customized evacuation plan. The plan should be designed to meet the individual needs of your particular setting, employees and residents. North Shore Fire/Rescue cannot design the plan for you, but the Fire Marshal will meet with your company's representative to help refine the plan and offer suggestions.
Benefits of Involving North Shore Fire/Rescue
In almost every case, the Department will be responding to an emergency. Understanding what the Department's on-scene procedures are will help expedite our ability to provide aid more effectively. The primary objective of North Shore Fire/Rescue is to ensure life safety. We need your help! If you know the steps to take to protect your own lives, you have provided the best assistance you can.
Accounting for everyone in an evacuation is critical. This area is most often taken for granted in most evacuation plans. Most plans are developed to move people from point 'A' to point 'B' in a set amount of time. Once the people have been moved, how can you account for them? The Department needs to know.
Search and rescue is time-consuming and dangerous. Your emergency evacuation plan needs to address all the potential reasons that you, your employees or the public need to evacuate. Situations that our firefighters are trained to handle include:
- Gas Leaks
- Hazardous Materials
Knowing what to do may save your life. Emergency planning for your home is just as important. If you would like assistance developing an emergency plan for your home, we can help. Contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 414-357-0113, ext. 1511.