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Protect Your Family: Five Steps For Fire Safety

8/19/2022 (Permalink)

A father and child standing together infront of a tree. Keeping your family safe is a top priority. Let preventative steps like these assist you.

While you likely take steps to prevent fires in your Greenville home, sometimes things happen that are out of our control. In those instances, you need to already have a plan in place. Here are five things you can do to be ready should there be a fire in your home:

1. Maintain your smoke alarms properly. This includes making sure your smoke alarms are in the proper places, have fresh batteries, and are tested at least once a month to make sure they are ready to alert you in case of danger.

2. Ensure you have an exit plan. Develop an exit strategy with your family. Keep in mind that you should have at least two exit options so that if a fire is blocking one, there is another option for everyone to use. Make sure everyone in your household knows these exits like the backs of their hands.

3. Have emergency contacts. Picking an emergency contact is vital to ensure the safety of your entire family, especially if a family member were to get separated. Make sure that your kids especially memorize the phone number of a neighbor, or a family member who lives close to ensure that they have a safe place to go.

4. Practice. Practice makes perfect when it comes to fire safety. During a real fire, emotions or panic can make it difficult to think. You should run drills every four to six months, so that, in the event of a fire, everyone knows what to do like second nature, despite the emotions and panic.

5. Calling 911. Make sure everyone in the family knows to call 911 and can recite their address so the first responders can get there as soon as possible.

Of course, if there is a need for assistance after a fire occurs, leading experts such as those at SERVPRO of Greenville can help get your life back in order.

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