a Magnetic Emergency
Before you begin; This
information is not about formulating and emergency escape plan.
There are other sources more adept at helping you with that task. This
webpage is a tutorial on how to display your emergency escape plan in a
handy place to use should an emergency arise.
You can also use these
techniques to construct magnetic information
signs to notify
emergency crews of any pets or
(such as oxygen
tanks) that may be in your home.
Even if you choose not
to use this information to construct an
emergency escape plan, you
should have a plan.
If you do not
metal exterior doors, use the refrigerator for a magnetic emergency
escape plan, or use a different method to display the plan.
have the Emergency Escape Plan on your Door?
time you exit your home you are reminded (even
that you DO
have an emergency escape plan. When an emergency arises you
will be more likely to carry out the Emergency escape plan and less
likely to panic.
an emergency you can remove the plan as you exit your
review the follow-up procedures from a safe location.
emergencies are less threatening (a gas or plumbing
leak) but you
must leave the premises. If you have a list of contact phone numbers on
your plan, you can call the parties that may be affected by the more
leaving for a vacation you can; a) take the Emergency
with you so you have all your important contact numbers with you. b)
Leave the emergency escape plan on your door for house sitters who may
need the contact numbers.
a Magnetic Emergency Escape Plan for Your Door.
I recycle old calendar
refrigerator magnets to make photo magnets and
magnetic signs. I will show you how you can use the same technique to
make a Magnetic Emergency Escape Plan for your steel door.
If you do not have any
old refrigerator calendar magnets, you can
purchase magnetic sheets (white only) and print directly on the
magnetic sheets. Also available are adhesive magnetic sheets to which
you can attach your Emergency Escape Plan. The advantage to
method and the recycled magnets is that you can use brightly colored
papers for your Emergency Escape Plan.
The important thing is that you
have an Emergency Escape Plan in
The technique I use to
make these Magnetic Emergency Escape Plans is to
use double sided tape (or carpet tape) to attach a computer printed
Emergency Escape Plan to a recycled refrigerator magnet. This technique
is discussed in length on our How to Make Stickers page.
Often when dealing with
a service oriented business, they will
advertise their services using a calendar refrigerator magnet or a
business card refrigerator magnet. Some calendar refrigerator magnets
are as large as a full sheet or paper and can be cut to any size and
Although these magnet
reminders will stick to any ferrous surface
(refrigerator, stove, steel door, steel car surfaces, etc) I will refer
to them as refrigerator magnets in this article because that is how
most of us think of them.
and helpful techniques can be found on our Sticker Making Tips page.
use my computer to print the message on any custom paper stock I
choose. I like to select brilliant colors for my refrigerator magnetic
signs and magnetic reminders. You know it is hard to miss a hot pink
Emergency Escape Plan. Using a computer makes it easier to keep the
information up to date as your family’s needs change.
You can add contact
numbers and frequently called numbers to your plan
so you have then handy and always know where to find them.
get started on your Magnetic Emergency Escape Plan.
you will need:
or other method of creating your Emergency Escape Plan.
you will need:
Emergency Escape Plan.
refrigerator magnet - see below for selection ideas.
sided tape - also known as carpet tape. *NOTE: Carpet
is designed to be permanent and may mar anything it comes into contact
with it. Avoid the
“cloth type” tape it does not
nice and is harder to work with.
spirits to clean glue from tools. - I use
*NOTE: Some glue from the carpet tape will be transferred to your
tools. Periodic cleaning will give your custom sticker a nice clean cut
Calendar Refrigerator Magnets
calendar refrigerator magnets should be the same size as your
Emergency Escape Plan or larger if you intent to frame it. If you
select calendar refrigerator magnets smaller than your Emergency Escape
Plan, the borders will fray over time.
a Magnetic Emergency Escape Plan in 5 easy steps.
your Emergency Escape Plan.
sure your calendar refrigerator magnet is the correct size. Save
the final trimming of the edges until your Emergency Escape Plan is
attached to your finished refrigerator magnet.
the carpet tape on the front
of the calendar refrigerator magnet.
Be sure to extend the tape to the edges.
the protective backing off the carpet tape and position your Emergency
Escape Plan on the calendar refrigerator
your magnetic Emergency Escape Plan to shape. Use any
good quality scissors to trim the edges of your magnetic Emergency
your new magnetic Emergency
Escape Plan and any ferrous surface.