Most of us are aware of the fire that destroyed a couple of businesses in downtown Saskatoon recently. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
It serves as a good reminder to have a plan in case of a fire. One often overlooked group is condo owners.
If you don't already know your condo's fire safety policy or plan, look into it right away, and be sure everyone in your home knows what to do if there is a fire.
Of course, all condo residents should be well aware of their escape routes in the event of an emergency, as well as alternate escape routes, in the event that some exits are impassible. It is also recommended that residents keep a fire extinguisher and an emergency kit containing a flashlight, water bucket, towels, duct tape, and a loud whistle.
Whether you live in a condo or a house, it's always a good idea to identify a nearby, safe meeting place where family members can meet in the event of an emergency.