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How to Create Fire Escape Diagram Instantly

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Posted by James Freeman | 12/23/2019
For the safety of students, staff, faculty, residents and visitors, it is very important to make a fire escape plan so that people can implement it in fire emergencies. Also, Every home should have a fire escape plan since accidental home fires can happen unawares.

Fire Escape Diagram

fire and emergency example

What's a Fire Escape Diagram?

Fire escape plan is also referred to as Fire and Emergency Plan. It is a plan which helps people move away from the fire threat or actual occurrence of a fire hazard. Fire and emergency plans range from hospital fire and emergency plan, school fire and emergency plan, cinema fire and emergency plan, theater fire and emergency plan, etc. Generally, a company should provide fire and emergency plan to all departments and make sure that all employees are accessible to it.

Why Fire and Emergency Plan is Important?

1. It's used to prevent fatalities and injuries.
2. It plays a very important role in reducing damage to buildings, stock, and equipment.
3. It serves as a safeguard to protect the environment and the community.
4. It helps to accelerate the resumption of normal operations.

Create Fire Escape Plan in Easy Software

It is said that, "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." You must be always prepared to respond to emergency so that you won't be panic. There is one way that helps you stay calm in a fire emergency: design a fire escape diagram and get familiar with the escape routes. See how to do it effortlessly but effectively below.

Edraw is automatic diagramming software that has prepared all necessary symbols for creating fire escape diagram. Users just need to drag and drop shapes and don't need to draw anything. Within 5 minutes, even beginners can finish a professional-looking diagram. Follow the steps below to make your own graphs.

Steps to Create Fire Escape Plan Effortlessly and Effectively

Start Fire and Emergency Plan

Start with the Exact Template

1. Start Edraw and point to New and then click Floor Plans title.
2. Double click the icon of Fire and Emergency Plan. The relevant stencil opens along with a blank drawing page. The stencil includes 3 libraries: Dimensioning; Wall, Shell and Structure and Fire and Emergency. The blank canvas has grid lines by default allowing accurate drawings.

Use Built-in Symbols to Create Fire Escape Diagram

Fire and Emergency Plan Symbols
Enlarge Shape

3. Drag necessary shapes onto the blank page. Select and drag them to move their positions. Drag their green selection handles to resize them. If the shape has yellow control handle, you can also drag it to adjust the shape more conveniently. For example, you can enlarge a shape by dragging one of the selection handles outwards and vice versa. Go to Fire and Emergency Plan Symbols page to have a general knowledge about the symbols.

Change Door

Some shapes in Wall, Shell and Structure group have dynamic scale. It will change automatically when the shape is resized. That way you can save a lot of time without measuring shapes again and again.

If you want to glue several shapes as one shape, you can use Group function. It is in the Arrange column on Home tab. After some shapes are grouped, they can be moved as a whole. Double click the shape to add label or description when necessary.

Print: When a fire escape plan is finished, it's easy to print and share it with others. On the File menu, point to Print to set for print options. You can change settings with fewer clicks and see the print preview in real time.

Export: Edraw supports to export your diagram to various formats, including Microsoft Office, PDF, and many other graphic formats. On the File menu, point to Export & Send for Export options.

Tips on How to Design Fire Escape Plan

  • Involve as many members as possible especially when designing home fire escape plan.
  • Explain the escape plan to all involved people so that they can understand it instantly. In this way, they will be able to find the shortest and fastest way in the case of emergency.
  • Practice the escape plan in fire drill. Make the drill as realistic as possible. Take part in some lectures about emergency evacuation and learn some basic skills. There are some free lectures available.
  • Hang the escape plan in somewhere visible. Use bright and visible color to indicate exits and emergency phones.
  • Identify two ways out of every room. It is always possible that one way may be blocked by broken obstacles, flames, heat or excessive smoke.
  • Create Fire Escape Diagram from Templates

    Hospital Emergency Plan
    Mall Floor Plan
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    Hospital Emergency Plan
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