Plan Your Fire Escape Route
Fire Prevention Week is October 6th-12th. The theme for 2019 is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” How can you and your family be prepared for a fire?
Plan Your Escape Route
Draw a layout of your home and mark two exits for each room leading to outside. The exits can be a door or a window.
Test Your Smoke Alarms
There should be a smoke alarm located on each level of your home, in each bedroom, and near all sleeping areas.
Choose an Outside Meeting Place
Choose a meeting place for everyone to meet outside of your home. This could be in your front yard, backyard, or by a tree. Make sure everyone is aware of the spot and that it is far enough away from danger. Don’t forget to dial 911 once you are outside.
Practice Home Fire Drill
Practice makes perfect! Be sure to go run the drill at least twice a year.
For more information on how to be prepared for a fire, visit NFPA.org. If your family suffers from a fire damage contact the professionals at SERVPRO® of Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia. We are Here to Help®!