Plan, Prevent, Protect
PLAN, PREVENT, PROTECT
Here are a few ways to prevent a fire:
Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.
Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.
Fire Safety Basics:
# 1 Cause of fires is cooking.
- Don’t cook if you are tired.
- Don’t cook while drinking alcohol.
- If a fire starts, put a cover on the fire immediately.
- Call 911
For grease fires, there are a few extremely important things to remember:
- Do not use water
- Do not transfer the burning pot anywhere
- Only baking soda can be used, not any other baking materials
# 2 Portable Heaters
- Never leave a heater near clothes or a bare wall may cause a gradual build-up of heat that results in igniting the flammable object, piece of furniture, or wall.
- Be aware that heaters that use fuel (like kerosene) are more likely to cause a house fire than their electrical counterparts.
# 3 Candles
Candles account for 3% of all home fire deaths. Roughly one-third of all house fires started by candles are ignited in the bedroom. Twenty-one candle fires are reported per day, causing 6% of home fire injuries.
NEVER leave a candle unattended and always blow them out when leaving.
The team at SERVPRO of Brown County knows all about the aftermath resulting from accidental fires. That is why you need to know the place your family calls home is in great hands when we get involved in the restoration process.
As a locally owned and operated business, we are strategically located to respond quickly to your smoke or fire damage event. If you have any questions about our services or need immediate assistance, call us today at (920) 434-8224.