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Planning and Preparing for Fire Disasters | SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore

5/6/2024 (Permalink)

roof on fire with flames Ensure the safety of your household and loved ones. Reach out to SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore today.

House fires can happen at any time and to anyone, and they can cause serious destruction to your beloved family home. That’s why it’s important to prepare your family for a potential house fire disaster before a true emergency occurs. 

By taking the necessary precautions and practicing fire safety, you can help keep your family safe. Our SERVPRO® team offers some tips to help you prepare for a house fire below.

Create an Emergency Plan
Creating an emergency plan is the first step in preparing for a house fire. Make sure that everyone in your household is familiar with the emergency plan and knows what to do in case of a fire. The emergency plan should include a designated meeting place outside of the home, emergency phone numbers and escape routes from each room in the house.

It’s important to practice the emergency plan with your family so that everyone knows what to do in case of a fire. Have your family pick different places around your home to be in and then simulate a fire emergency. Time everyone to see how long it takes for your family to get to safety!

Install Smoke Detectors
Install smoke detectors throughout your home, especially in bedrooms and near the kitchen. Smoke detectors can alert you to a fire and give you time to evacuate your home, but only if they are working properly.

Make sure to test your smoke detectors regularly to ensure that they are functioning—and replace them completely every 10 years. If a smoke detector is not working, replace the battery immediately.

Practice Fire Safety
There are many things you can do to practice fire safety in your home. One of the most important things is to be mindful of open flames. Keep flammable items away from open flames, such as candles, stovetops and fireplaces.

Do not leave cooking food unattended on the stove and make sure to turn off all appliances and electronics before leaving the house. In addition, it’s important to be mindful of the electrical wiring in your home. 

Do not overload outlets with too many appliances or electronics and replace frayed cords and wires immediately. In case of a fire, it’s important to have a fire extinguisher readily available. 

Call for Help
If a fire does occur in your home, get out of your home immediately and call 911 from your family’s pre-determined safe location. Once the fire department arrives and puts out the fire, get us on the phone right away. 

Our fire damage restoration team is here to help you recover faster. We will clean, sanitize and rebuild your property from the ground up. We will take care of you no matter how extensive your damage is. 

Protect your home and your family. Contact SERVPRO of Cedar City/Fillmore today.

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