Although fires and emergencies can happen on a whim, we can prepare ahead of time to plan how to address the situation if it were to occur. The idea behind fire drills is to have the evacuation plan be second nature and instinctual when the alarm sounds. Clients may be flustered in the event of an emergency, so having trained staff will not only keep themselves safe, but also others visiting the facility. Practice makes perfect right? Having drills helps the fire department have an idea about how long it will take to evacuate the building, and what needs to be changed, if anything, to make sure the safest technique is used.
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