A house fire is devastating to a family. Losing their house, even partially, and their cherished possessions can change their lives forever. And in some cases, a house fire can lead to the loss of a family member. Review these home fire safety tips with your family, make a plan, and be prepared in the case of a house fire.
House fires are scary. Without the proper knowledge and practice of fire safety, your family may not know what to do in the event of a fire. Make sure to review these house fire safety tips often so that your family knows what to do if your house ever has a fire.
Home Fire Safety Tips:
Before a Fire:
- Make a plan with your family and review it often. Include options for exiting the home, where to meet up, and practice different scenarios.
- Have smoke alarms in every room and be sure to change the batteries often.
- Have fire extinguishers available to put out small fires before they spread.
- Practice safety when working with fire, like when grilling.
During a Fire:
- React immediately when you hear a smoke alarm. This will give you more time to execute a safe exit plan.
- Stay calm and stay low.
- Stop, drop and roll if clothing catches on fire.
- Call for help.
After a Fire:
- Work with local authorities to assess the damage and recover possessions. Do not enter your house!
- Contact your insurance provider to report the claim. You can also call us to do it for you!
- Find a safe place for you and your family to stay. You will most likely not be staying in your home.
Do you have proper coverages? House fires can be devastating and some coverages are not sufficient for all of your family’s needs. Make sure your family is taken care of by calling us today to review your policy and add coverages if needed.
Fire Prevention Week is October 8th-14th, the Red Cross provided these tips. Learn more here.