Does everyone know what to do in case of a fire?

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Does everyone know what to do in case of a fire?


Practice fire drills at home and have two ways out of every room. Fires are frightening and can cause panic. By rehearsing different scenarios, your family will be less likely to waste precious time trying to figure out what to do.

Designate a meeting place outside your house or apartment building that is a safe distance away (a mailbox, a fence, or even a distinctive-looking tree) where everyone can be accounted for after they escape. Decide in advance who will help family members that may need assistance.


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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Awful situation, but being ready to get out quick is the main objection. Important message Roy!

Jan 30, 2015 07:32 PM #2
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Roy, Thank you for the reminder. Have a good weekend.

Jan 30, 2015 07:46 PM #3
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. Have a safe weekend.

Jan 30, 2015 08:58 PM #4
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

It just makes sense to practice fire drills.  I grew up living in a 4 story, 4,000 plus sq ft home.  My parents made us practice drills all the time.  We thought they were nuts now I know they were only taking care of us.

Jan 30, 2015 09:09 PM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Roy, makes sense to have a plan and hope you never have to implement it! Enjoy your day!

Jan 30, 2015 09:33 PM #6
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Roy Kelley, thanks for the great safety tips.  We all should have a plan for how to get out of the house in case of fire.

Jan 30, 2015 09:57 PM #7
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, this is a great idea, as you never know when diaster will strike.   For sure practice when you have little kiddos! 

Jan 30, 2015 10:12 PM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, again, for your comments.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jan 30, 2015 10:24 PM #9
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information Roy!  I hope you have a great weekend with loads of fun too!

Jan 30, 2015 11:48 PM #10
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Yes a plan is needed. My son-in-law had a fire and he was covered in black soot but saved the cat. None of the children were home.

Jan 31, 2015 12:19 AM #11
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

This blog could save lives. Practicing on what to do in an emergency is very important. Great blog Roy.

Jan 31, 2015 12:33 AM #12
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

That is a great reminder and can save your life. The flower brightens up the white landscape today

Jan 31, 2015 01:27 AM #13
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Roy, great awareness blog.... I'm sure if we asked ten separate families there might be one that has a plan for fire safety escape.

Jan 31, 2015 01:35 AM #14
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Roy, great idea and one we need to practice as should everyone. i experienced a fire when i was about 13 years old and it is no fun! 

Jan 31, 2015 02:17 AM #15
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 Great advice! I think about it but do not do anything this will have to be a conversation to have. We would talk about it when the boys were little now they are gone but I have my dad to consider.

Jan 31, 2015 04:34 AM #16
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Great topic for sure, I have not been in a fire but a neighbor's home burst into flames when I was in elementary school.  The whole neighborhood was impacted because we all knew the family and shared in their remorse. One of the neighbors had a finished apartment in the garage and that is where the family stayed until their home was rebuilt.

Jan 31, 2015 10:52 AM #17
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Excellent advice.  Especially for those who have children, elderly, or disabled family members in the home.

Jan 31, 2015 11:01 AM #18
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!

Roy Kelley

Knowing what to do in a fire can really make all the difference in surviving and getting out alive

Feb 02, 2015 12:13 PM #19
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, again, for your comments.

Have a very special week.

Feb 03, 2015 12:40 AM #20
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is sometimes a good idea to revisit old blogs and reblogs. We might even find some good ideas for new posts.

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