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When a Fire Starts in your Residential Home

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno specializes in Fire and Water Damage Restoration.

What do you do when a fire starts?

It can get pretty nerve racking when a fire starts, especially if you do not know what to do.  You can start to panic and waste precious time that is crucial during a fire.  It is extremely important to remember simple steps to ensure your safety along with your families and others during the start of a fire.

When a fire starts be prepared with these tips:

  • Know how to use/operate a Fire Extinguisher
  • Pan Fires- Place the Pan Lid over the small fire
  • 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 and Save Yourself, Family and Others
  • 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.

Contact  SERVPRO of South San Francisco City/ San Bruno with questions on Fire Losses and Fire Damage Restoration at 650-794-1000. We are here for you.

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