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How to Recover after a Home Fire

7/20/2019 (Permalink)

Take these helpful steps after a fire.

The aftermath of a fire can bring on added stress. It’s important to know how to recover after an at home fire. The Red Cross states this about caring for yourself and loved ones;

  • “Pay attention to how you and your loved ones are experiencing and handling stress.”
  • “Promote emotional recoveryby following these tips. Discard any food that has been exposed to heat, smoke or soot.”
  • “Watch pets closely and keep them under your direct control.”
  • “Help people who require additional assistance- infants, elderly people, those without transportation, large families who may need additional help in an emergency situation, people with disabilities, and the people who care for them.”

After a fire, you can take the following steps to keep you safe;

  1. First and foremost, if you haven’t already, call 911. You can give first-aid where needed and cool/cover burns to reduce the chance of a further infection or injury.
  2. Friends and family will worry about you. Let them know you’re safe.
  3. If able to, help transport people or animals that are seriously injured or burned to a nearby professional hospital or in the animal’s case, a vet.
  4. Remember to stay out of fire-damaged home. You can re-enter when local fire authorities say that it’s safe to.

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