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Fire Safety

3/16/2016 (Permalink)

Every second counts during a fire. In a matter of moments a small flame can turn into a major fire, making it critical to be prepared by having an escape plan in place. The following are a few suggestions to help you develop an emergency escape plan for your family.

1.) Draw a map of each level of your home and show all doors and windows. Find two ways to get out of each room. Make sure all doors and windows that lead outside open easily.

2.) Consider escape ladders for sleeping areas on the second and third floor. Only purchase collapsible escape ladders evaluated by a recognized testing laboratory. Store them near the window where they will be used.

3.) Choose an outside meeting place a safe distance in front of your home where everyone can meet after they've escaped. Make sure to mark the location of the meeting place on your escape plan.

4.) Teach your children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them.

5.) Plan for everyone in your home with special consideration for elderly or disabled individuals.

6.) Practice your fire escape plan at night and during the daytime.

Just The Facts: Smoke Alarms

3/16/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Middletown/Springboro is always here to help and we want to make sure that everyone stays educated so that way we can find ways to avoid home disasters.

Here are some recent home fire facts to keep in mind when replacing smoke detectors and keeping our homes as safe as possible.

Having a working smoke alarm can cut the risk of home fire deaths in half.
It's important to know the difference between hardwired and battery powered smoke detectors. Hardwired alarms operate 90% of the time and battery powered ones only work 84% of the time. Which is a pretty decent difference when it comes to a home fire.
According to a National Fire Prevention Week survey only 1/3 of Americans have both developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.
It is important to have a plan in motion. If you need help developing a fire escape plan SERVPRO would gladly help you along.