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Differences Between Home and Work Fire Evacuation Plans

9/6/2021 (Permalink)

Fire evacuation plans are a way to make sure that you are safe in case of an emergency, whether you are at home or the office. Creating these plans differ based on the people and location; therefore, work and home require two different fire evacuation plans.

Establishing Roles

At home, your responsibilities will be divided amongst your family, which will be greatly influenced by the age of the members of your household.

In the office, your roles will have to be divided by the employees and what they feel comfortable doing. No matter where you are, make sure everyone is confident in their skills to complete their tasks. 

Plan Escape Route

Both at home and at work, explore all ways to exit fast during a fire. At home, you should find routes out of each room. Similarly, you should create plans to get out of each workspace in the office. 


Communication will look different from your home and office. Home communication will most likely be very simple, as every member of your household will need to completely understand the plan. It will also involve fewer people.

Workplace communication may be much more formal and involve a large team. Make sure everyone knows their role in communicating important information. 


Whether you are at work or at home, practicing is the most important part of your fire evacuation plan. 

Creating an emergency plan has many similarities from your home and office, but there are a few key details that change from one plan to the next.

Make sure your plan is comprehensive, so you are prepared for an emergency. If you ever find yourself in a fire, call 911.

If there is any damage afterwards, call a trusted professional, such as SERVPRO of Portage County, to make sure your space is properly restored afterwards.

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