One 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.
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:
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 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:
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.