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Residential Fire Safety Checklist

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Macon is an emergency service 24-7/365. Contact us at 478-474-6700

What do you need to know about fire safety?

  • Check smoke alarms regularly. Set a reminder each month to check each alarm. Fire Alarms should be placed in every room of the home.
  • Have an escape plan. A fire can spread very quickly in just a matter of minutes. Having a fire escape plan for each family member will help save lives! Make sure that each member knows where the fire safety spot is outside the home & practice your plan regularly.
  • Keep flammable items such as candles or wax burners attended. Candles should be kept at least 1 foot from walls, curtains, furniture, blankets small children and animals
  • Grease fires are a leading cause in residential fires. Never leave hot or cooking grease unattended! If the grease catches fire, NEVER throw water or any of liquid on it. This could cause the fire to spread. DO-NOT wave a towel or rag to try to put out the fire. This also can cause the fire to spread or even cause serious injury. Using banking soda or even salt should do the trick if contained in a pan. Call 9-1-1 if hurt or injured. Then call SERVPRO of Macon to assess any damage
  • Heaters should be kept at least 3 feet away from flammable materials such as walls, curtains, furniture, blankets and even pets. Always make sure to turn off and unplug when not in use, leaving a room or your home
  • Always make sure to clean your lint trap from the dyer at every use. Your dryer vents should also be cleaned regularly as well
  • Do not smoke while lying down or using oxygen. Check to make sure the fire material such as cigar or cigarette is completely put out in the appropriate ashtray. Always keep lighters or matches away from children
  • Close your door. If a fire breaks out in the middle of the night, the closed door can help with the spread of smoke, soot, fire and heat. Having a fire alarm in every room should alert you should a fire break out in another part of your home
  • Get out! Always remember to STOP. DROP. GO! Crawl under any smoke and find the nearest exit. Try to remember to stay calm and don’t hide from firefighters! Make sure to tell them of any possible children or pets that could be trapped inside. Do not go back into the home unless a firefighter advises you to do so.

Every year fire departments respond to over 350,000 residential fires according to the National Fire Protection Association NFPA. Most home fires and fire deaths are caused by cooking, heating, electrical distribution and lighting equipment, intentional setting and smoking materials.

SERVPRO of Macon can help if you find yourself in this type of disaster.

Contact us at 478-474-6700. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.

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