Making A Fire Escape Plan

fire damage restoration minneapolis, fire damage cleanup minneapolis, fire damage repair minneapolisOne of the most terrifying nightmare for any homeowner is a house fire. When flames threaten your home, you only have minutes to evacuate. Take some time today to prepare a fire escape plan that includes exit locations, items to gather in the event of an evacuation, and a meeting point or communication plan for your family in the event that you become separated.

24Restore in Minneapolis is an expert in fire damage repair, but we also want our community to be prepared and safe in the event of a house fire. If you should find yourself suffering from fire disaster, contact our fire damage repair specialists to help plan your property recovery as quick as possible.

How To Make A Fire Escape Plan

Start by determining at least two possible routes to leave each room of your house during a fire. For many rooms, this means one exit route via a doorway and one route will involve a window. Identify any existing barriers and remove them. Ask yourself a few questions to help prepare your plan:

  • Do seldom used doors open easily?
  • Do the window AND the screen open freely?
  • Test release latches on security bars.
  • Can you escape without risking a fall?
  • Keep an escape ladder in all rooms with second-story windows. 
  • Know where all of your fire extinguishers are located; teach everyone how to use them.
  • Think of key locations for flashlights (change the batteries every daylight savings switch.)

Test this plan every six months. Designate a meeting area somewhere near your home. This way, when you and your family are out of the home, you’ll be able to find each other easily.

If You Have To Evacuate

If your home is in an area that can be impacted by wildfires, take time to organize and prepare for the possibility of evacuation. You can start by preparing a disaster supply kit. 

A disaster supply kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Stock your kit with inexpensive and easy to find supplies.

When assembling your kit, store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supply kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag. This basic emergency supply kit list from ready.gov is a good start:

  • Waterone gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food; 5000-7000 calories per person
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio with NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • All your medicines
  • A written list of emergency phone numbers in case your phone dies

Contact The Fire Damage Repair Experts In Minneapolis

If your home has been damaged by a small or large sized fire, 24Restore offers fast emergency response; someone will be in route to your home within one hour. Please make sure that you are safe from hazards and stay out of a fire damaged property until our expert repair team can evaluate the damage. 

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