There were more than a quarter million house fires in the U.S. in 2019.
In some situations, common sense could have helped to mitigate the situation. However, amidst the anxiety and emotion of the unexpected happening, people respond uncharacteristically, sometimes causing further endangerment to themselves and others. Preparation is often the best path to prevention. These 6 tips are intended to advise home and property owners in advance of a fire what to do immediately after a house fire has occurred in their home.
1. Evacuate the property immediately and call 9-1-1
Call 9-1-1 in the U.S. to report the incident. Stay calm as possible and speak clearly sharing your exact location.
2. Stop, Drop, and Roll
if you catch fire to suffocate the flames.
3. Help If You Can
If you are able, start administering basic first aid to yourself and others while you wait for help to arrive by cooling and covering burns to prevent further injury.
4. Notify Family and Friends of your safety
Reach out to loved ones and friends to tell them you are safe and notify them of your whereabouts and if you need help.
5. Seek Medical Help
Get professional medical help for yourself and take your pet(s) to the veterinarian if you have been seriously injured.
6. Wait Patiently
Do not attempt to re-enter the home until fire authorities and building inspector has stated it’s safe to re-enter.
Damaged Beyond Repair?
If your house has been damaged by fire and you desire to sell it verses rebuild it, we can help.
Additionally, if you have had a recurring issue after the initial renovations have been done, you may be entitled to receive additional funds to correct the problem.
Please reach out to us to discuss options and solutions, specific to you!