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How to Put Together Your Family’s House Fire Emergency Plan l SERVPRO® of Flagstaff/East Sedona

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

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Does your family have an emergency plan in case your home suffers a house fire?

Emergency plans are an important part of having a safe home. They’re as vital to your family’s well-being as having enough working smoke detectors in your home. But many families don’t have a strategy in place to ensure people, pets and important items (like medications) make it out in case of a house fire.

Here’s some good news, though. It’s not as difficult as you might think to put together an emergency plan that will work for your family.

How to Make Your Plan

The American Red Cross and the National Fire Protection Association have some valuable tips about how to put together an emergency plan for your family. Here’s what they recommend:

Ensure your kids understand the smoke alarms. Talk to them about what the alarms sound like and what it means when they hear them.

Plan escape routes. Talk with your family about the ways out of each room in your home. While you’re making your plan, ensure there are clear paths to each exit and, because sometimes doors aren’t the best option, that you have easily opened windows on your escape routes.

Set a meeting place. Make sure everyone in your family knows where you’re supposed to meet in the event of a fire.

Practice your plan. Most schools and businesses do regular fire drills. It would be best if you did the same with your family’s plan. It’s a good idea to run through the drill twice each year to ensure you’re all ready.

Talk to your kids about calling 911. Ensure everyone in your family is comfortable calling in the emergency should they need to do it.

If your home is damaged due to a fire or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have crews who are available 247 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help.

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