RV Fire Safety Plan in Reno Nevada
Do you have an RV fire safety plan in place that the whole family understands? Here are lifesaving helpful RV safety tips.
According to an article at rvtravel.com, “Is Your RV Prepared if an Fire Occurs?”
“Develop a plan of action before a fire occurs.
- Make sure all travelers knows what the smoke alarm sounds like and what to do when they hear it. Test your smoke detector regularly.
- Have at least two escape routes — one in the front and one in the rear of the coach. As soon as they’re old enough, teach children to open hatches and emergency exits.
- Review with everyone the “Stop, Drop, and Roll” rule so they know what to do when clothing is on fire.
- Make sure visitors can open the front door. Not all manufacturers use the same lock and latch assembly.
- Choose a rallying point where everyone will meet immediately after escaping, so everyone can be accounted for.
- Show travelers how to unhook electricity (screw-on cords can be tricky) and how to close propane valves, in case either of these measures is called for.
- Practice unhooking your tow vehicle as quickly as possible to avoid spreading the fire to other vehicles.
- Re-emphasize to everyone aboard that objects can be replaced, people can’t. Never stay behind or re-enter a burning coach to retrieve anything.
- There are plenty of fire and life safety tools that can save lives, but for them to be effective, they must be in working condition and you must know how to use them properly.
- You should have three fire extinguishers for your coach — one in the galley, one in the bedroom, and one outside of the coach in an unlocked compartment or in your tow vehicle. Make sure family members know how to use the extinguishers and understand which extinguishers are effective on various fires.” To read the entire article click here.