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What to do if there is a fire in your home

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

white kitchen cabinets and counter top burnt due to a stove fire contained to one area Fires happen when you least expect them.

Sometimes fires happen even despite common preventative measures, despite early warning systems. In the event of such an emergency in your home, it is important to think and act quickly, and talking with your family now about what to do during a fire can help ensure their safety if the unexpected does occur. It's best to be prepared.

The number one thing to remember if a fire starts in your home (and becomes too large for a fire extinguisher) is to get out. The American Red Cross also advises to shout “Fire!” several times as you are evacuating, to alert any others in the residence. Check closed doors on your escape route to make sure they’re not warm. If a door in your path is warm to the touch, do not open it; use your secondary route, or place a wet towel under the door and call 9-1-1 if you cannot evacuate safely. If your evacuation route is filled with smoke, stay low and close doors behind you until you reach an exit. As soon as you are outside, call 9-1-1 and go to your family’s emergency meeting place.

Once your family is safely evacuated and the local Fire Department has responded to the fire in your home, call SERVPRO of Walnut, Hacienda Heights/Rowland Heights as soon as possible to begin the process of making the fire “Like it never even happened.”

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