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How to Create a Fire Safety Plan for Your Philadelphia Home

May 12th, 2015 · No Comments

When you start at a new school or a new job, one of the first things you do is learn how to prepare for emergencies. This includes a fire safety plan in case of fire in the building. Doesn’t it seem silly to not have a fire safety plan for the place you call home? Many people don’t think about this; instead, they rely on instinct and adrenaline to get them through emergency fires. While protecting your home is important, we believe making sure your family is safe should be a priority. Here are some tips from our Philadelphia, PA fire restoration team and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) on how to create a fire safety plan for your home:

  • First and foremost, test the smoke alarms in your home at least once a month to make sure they are working properly. Change the batteries if needed.
  • Test the doors and windows in your home to ensure they can be easily opened.
  • Draw a map of the layout of your home, figuring the fastest way for each member of your home to escape. Label the exits on the map.
  • Pick a meeting place somewhere outside that is easy to find but far enough away from possible danger.
  • Teach your kids the proper protocol and how to call the emergency number for the local fire department.
  • Show the members of your household the plan and practice with them. Make sure you can actually execute the plan, and revise the plan when needed.

In the unfortunate event of a fire in your home, following your personalized fire safety plan can ensure a safer escape for all the members of your household. After you’re safe and the fire is out, call ServiceMaster Complete Restoration by Stiffey. Our fire restoration team in Philadelphia, PA will put together their own kind of plan- the kind of plan that involves bringing your home out from the smoke and ash and back to its original, clean and safe state. Contact us today!

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