Fire Damage Emergency Tips
What you can do until help arrives
Setting a Fire Evacuation Plan Into Motion...
Here are some helpful tips for setting a fire evacuation plan for your family.
Contact your local fire department... There are many resources at your disposal and your local fire department may be able to help out by providing tips for a successful evacuation plan.
Communicate and mark fire evacuation routes with your family... Make sure they understand the plan and designate an adult to assist any smaller children that live in the home, that way there's no confusion as to which adult assisted which child and this will make it easier to ensure that everyone gets out safe.
Practice Fire Drills frequently... Having fire drills often is an important safety procedure and it will cause less panic if everyone knows the drill.
Run different fire scenarios... It is important to plan for every possible scenario instead of the most likely ones.
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What To Do After A Fire
- Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
- Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
- Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
- If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
- Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
- Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
- Change HVAC filter.
- Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.
What NOT To Do After A Fire
- Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting us.
- Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
- Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
- Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
- Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.