Prepare For a Home Fire
Fire outbreak can make you lose all or some of your properties, you must prepare for a fire outbreak beforehand by taking preventive measures. SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael is a professional mitigation and restoration company that helps people plan ahead of time for fire and helps those cleanup after a fire. Fire can be caused by electric appliances or flammable objects. Moreover, below are things you need to know to prepare for a home fire.
- Install Smoke Alarms
Smoke alarms are very helpful before a fire outbreak. The system detects smoke and sets the alarm to notify you of an impending fire outbreak. It is good to install multiple smoke alarms in your home, especially in the kitchen and rooms. Ensure to check for maintenance twice a year.
- Plan and Practice Multiple Escape Routes
Multiple escape routes should be considered when building a house or buying a home. If you did not make a plan for this, you should so that you can avoid being trapped during a fire outbreak. Every member of the family should be let in on the escape routes for cases of emergencies. Practice escape routes with family members at least twice a year.
- Educate Family Members
It is important that every member of the family knows the smoke alarm and how to determine the source if it is a minor smoke that can be easily engaged to avoid the smoke from escalating into a fire. It's key that every member, especially children, in your home knows exactly what to do in the event of a fire. Educate family members on what smoke alarms sound like and what to do once they hear it sound off.
- Establish a Family Emergency Communications Plan
In case of a fire outbreak, each member of the family should know who to contact, especially if he or she gets separated. Draft out an escape plan for the family. Put an ICE (in case of emergency) number in your children’s phone and tell them the importance of dialing it for help in case of emergency.
- Ensure Everyone Knows 9-1-1
Every member of the family must know the emergency number (9-1-1) to dial in case of an emergency.
- Stay Safe During a Fire Outbreak
In case of a fire outbreak, get out and stay out, if the fire cannot be contained. Make sure everyone else is out as quickly as possible and try not to panic. Grab your emergency go bag if you can, close the door of the room where the fire is and close all doors behind you as you leave if possible. If you cannot get out through the door get to a window and open for air. If it's not the ground floor, remain by the window and wait for rescue.
We hope you don't fall victim to a fire outbreak but if your property gets damaged by fire, remember to contact SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville and Carmichael by phone on (916) 966-2601. We'll make it "Like it never even happened."