Emergency planning: it's not just for home

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Jul 29, 2011

Judy Comoletti Emergency planning is important no matter where you are – home, work, school and even vacation. My recent vacation was a cruise to Bermuda. Before we set sail, everyone participated in an emergency evacuation drill, making our way to an assigned life boat location and learning how to put on a life jacket. When we arrived in Bermuda, I looked over the balcony and saw the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service. Of course, I had to investigate and found Lieutenant Josonee Smith, fire safety officer for the department. He explained that the ship was conducting an emergency drill with a dirty bomb. The drill used simulated smoke and the entire crew had to evacuate the ship.

Read Judy Comoletti's entire post on NFPA's Fire Prevention Week blog.