Emergency Procedure

 

 

 

IN CASE OF FIRE DIAL 911

AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY LINE

(407) 390-9000- EXT. 4
For medical, fire, or security emergencies
DIAL 911 FIRST – Then call Welcome Homes
In the event of a poisoning emergency, call:
National Poison Control Center toll-free at (800) 222-1222

 

 

 

 

Get Out Fast! 

In case of fire, do not stop for anything. Just get your family and get out! Call 911 for the fire department. Once you are safe Call Welcome Homes.  (407) 390-9000 Ext. 4

 

 

DELAY IS DEADLY! 

If a fire does break out, the smoke detectors will warn you. You need to know how to get out immediately.  Exit drills make sure that your family can get out quickly when there is not time to waste!

 

TEST EVERY DOOR! 

Before opening the door, make sure there is no fire on the other side.  Kneeling or crouching at the door, reach up high and use the back of your hand to touch the door, the doorknob, the space between the door and the frame.  If they these feel hot, use another way to get out.  However, if it feels cool, brace your shoulder and carefully open the door.  Be ready to slam it shut if heat or smoke starts to rush in.  Close all doors behind you to keep fire from spreading quickly.

 

 

IF YOU ARE TRAPPED!

Close doors between you and the fire.  Stuff the cracks around the doors with towels, etc. Cover vents to keep smoke out.  Wait at a window and signal for help with a flashlight.  If your phone works, call 911 again and tell them exactly where you are.

 

 

KNOW TWO WAYS OUT!

See the diagram of your home at the front door.  Become familiar where the access doors and exits are located.

 

 

CHOOSING A MEETING PLACE  

Everyone should gather at one meeting place, preferably in front of the home where the fire fighter’s team will arrive.  Each member should know how to dial 911 to call the fire department.

 

 

CRAWL LOW UNDER THE SMOKE!

Smoke contains deadly gases and is hot, so it will fill the room from the top – down.  If you encounter smoke using your primary exit, use your alternate route instead.  If you must exit through the smoke, the best air will be several inches off the floor.  Get down on your hands and knees, and crawl quickly to the exit.

 

 

DO NOT GO BACK, NO MATTER WHAT! 

If people are trapped, fire fighters have the best chance of rescuing them.

 

 

FIRE EXTINGUISHER

There is at least one fire extinguisher, which will normally be located in the kitchen area. In a two-story home, there will be a second located on the upper floor.