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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Have A Plan If Fire Strikes Your Business

4/20/2018 (Permalink)

Improper wiring caused this fire in a local business.

Before the fire starts

  • Know the emergency plan for exiting
  • Practice the plan with an annual fire drill
  • Located fire extinguishers so they are easily accessed
  • Keep exits unblocked
  • Unplug small appliances when not being used

When a fire starts be prepared with these tips:

  • Know how to use/operate a FireExtinguisher
  • Oven/ Microwave Fire- Turn Off and Close Door for small fires
  • Grease Fire-Apply Baking Soda or Salt- Do Not Add Water or Flour to the small fire!
  • Use a Water Hose or Buckets/Pots Full of Water to Extinguish a small/medium fire
  • Call 9-1-1 right away
  • Yell "Fire" and get out right away if fire is uncontrollable
  • Leave your things, they can be replaced.
  • Use Stairs not Elevators
  • Exit through Doors, Windows or Fire Escapes right away
  • Never open doors that are Warm or Hot to the Touch
  • Stay Low if moving through Heavy Smoke and Close the Doors behind you
  • If Trapped Stay in the Room with the Door Closed and place a Wet Towel under the Door
  • Use a Wet Towel to help breath in Heavy Smoke
  • Call 9-1-1 Right Away

It is very important to understand and know when you are not able to control a fire. Whether the fire is small or large know your capabilities and make wise decisions when trying to determine if you can put out a fire without the help of the Fire Department. Time is of the essence when a fire strikes and safety is always a priority.

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