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Getting Your Home Or Business Prepped For A Fire

9/20/2023 (Permalink)

fire sign Make a plan and practice for a fire emergency in your home or business

It is very important to prepare for an emergency in your home or business in Crossville, TN. Having a fire escape plan can help keep you, your family, and your coworkers safe. There are many ways in which you can prepare for a fire in your home or business.

1. Be Proactive, Not Reactive

Having tools in place that can alert you to a fire quickly can be a key part of preparing for a fire. It is helpful to test your fire alarm to make sure you and others in your home or business know what the alarm sounds like. Also, you should make sure to replace the batteries in your smoke alarm at least once a year and replace your alarm once every ten years.

2. How To Prepare for an Emergency

A main part of emergency preparation involves creating a plan to escape your home or business. Hopefully you will never have to use your fire escape plan, but having a plan in place saves you the time of having to decide how to escape. It’s best to have more than one route of escape in case you are unable to enter a certain area. Practicing your emergency escape plan will make it quicker and easier to escape if the need arises.

3. Know Where To Meet 

On top of knowing how to get out of the structure quickly if needed, it’s also often wise to plan a place for you and your family or coworkers to meet once you are all out of harms way. It can be helpful to choose a place that is a safe distance from your home, such as a neighbor’s driveway, to meet. With everyone agreeing to meet at one place, you will easily be able to see who is out of the house, and you will be able to provide emergency responders with accurate information.

Having a fire escape plan can help you and others in your home or business feel prepared in the event of a fire. If your home has been damaged by a fire, you might find it helpful to work with the fire restoration experts at SERVPRO. 

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