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How Do I Create An Emergency Fire Escape Plan For My Family?

1/22/2024 (Permalink)

The last thing that you want to happen is for one of your family members to be trapped by a fire in your North Nashville home with no means of escape. Crafting and sharing a fire escape plan can help avoid such a tragic scenario. 

Four Top Tips To Help Your Family Safely Handle A Fire In Your North Nashville Home

Creating a fire escape plan and walking through it with your family may prove life-saving in the future, and here are four helpful tips to do that. 

  1. Draw your home floor plan. Make sure you label all the doors, windows, and each room in your house, and plan at least two escape routes from every room. Account for all your family members’ disabilities and create alternative escape routes as necessary. 
  2. Plan a meeting place near your home. Designate a spot near your home for your family to meet if a fire occurs. Regrouping and getting a headcount after escaping from your home is essential, as you may be separated from your other family members when a fire occurs. 
  3. Teach your kids how to call 9-1-1 for help. No matter how old your kids are, they must know how to dial 9-1-1 when a fire starts as soon as they can comprehend how to do so; this is essential, especially when no adults are home during a fire or other emergency. 
  4. Run through your fire escape plan. Walk with your family from room to room in your house and verbally talk through the instructions on how to escape. Practice escaping to ensure it is easy and safe to do so. Try sounding the fire alarm to get your family in the right mindset and associate leaving the house when the alarm sounds. 

In addition to the above steps, remember to educate your family on stop-drop-and-roll protocol if they catch fire and to check the doors for heat to see if they should open them after your fire alarm sounds. Regularly change all your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector batteries to ensure they sound when signs and dangers of a fire are evident. 

How Can SERVPRO Help Me If I Experience A Fire In My North Nashville Home?

Fire damage is devastating for a family, and feelings of great confusion, loss, and stress are very common. SERVPRO of North Nashville is here to guide you through this trying time. You can count on us to always treat your family with empathy and respect, and we will treat your property with great care.

  • We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you need help with fire damage. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.
  • We specialize in fire and water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive fire damage cleanup and restoration training to restore your property to pre-fire.
  • We focus on restoring versus replacing because restoring the affected areas of your property is substantially less costly than demolishing and replacing those areas. Our “restore first” mentality lets us get your home or business back to pre-fire condition quicker with less disruption.

The SERVPRO of North Nashville team is available anytime to help you with fire safety, and we can be onsite immediately if a fire does break out. In addition to fire damage, we handle damage from water, mold, and much more. 

Call us today at (615) 242 9391 for more information on ways we can help you “make it like it never happened!”

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