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How to Recover from a Fire on a Homestead

| 9/19/2017 2:36:00 PM

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Smokey Bear did his best to teach everyone how to prevent forest fires, yet you too can experience a house fire.

No matter what type of house you have, it’s your job to protect it, your loved ones and the treasured memories built within. Here’s what you can do to keep your  house safe, and in the case of a fire, stay alive and recover:

Create a Fire Escape Plan

To create a fire escape plan, you’ll need to draw a basic floor plan of your house, outlining each floor and its escape routes. Ideally, each room should have two escape options. Place a copy in each child’s room, at their eye level. You may also want to teach your child how to break glass safely. For rooms on upper levels, invest in a fire ladder for a safe exit.

Plan a meetup location, such as a tourist area, church or school. Everyone should know how to use text messaging, which can get through network disturbances, and should have a primary family member designated as an emergency contact.


Proper Fire Equipment

Keep proper fire equipment to ensure family and home safety. In addition to checking your dual-sensor smoke detectors every six months, it’s handy to have a fire extinguisher nearby on all levels. Everyone in the family should know how to use a fire extinguisher, using the mnemonic device PASS:

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