October is Fire Safety Month

ServiceMaster Restore Offers Fire Safety and Prevention Tips
Smoke Detector Tips

When Should I use a Fire Exstinguisher?

Fire Safety Plan
1. Establish shelters and meeting places.
2. Make a list of emergency contacts, and make sure your family has access to the information.
3. Create an emergency kit.
Your family’s emergency kit should include:

Non-perishable food
Bottled water
Blankets
Flashlights and batteries
Important medications
And other emergency items

See the full article from ServiceMaster on Family Safety Plans.
Fire Prevention Tips for your Home

Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Turn off the oven before leaving the house.
Replace smoke alarms every 10 years or as needed.
Practice electrical cord safety: no frays or tears.
Never use a generator indoors.
Have a family/roommate fire escape plan.

Fire Safety Tips for your Business

Fire extinguishers are available and in proper working condition.
Sprinkler systems, smoke/fire alarms are in working condition and tested regularly.
All fire doors are kept shut.
Exits and fire escape routes are marked properly.
Building/business address must be visible and easy to see for firefighters and rescue teams.
Consider Having our Pre Loss Planning Experts Evaluate Your Business Risk

See our full Fire Safety Checklist
What to Save in the Event of a Fire
Critical items you may want to save from a fire include:

Social Security cards
Birth certificates
Medical records
Marriage records
Passports
Car and home titles
Family photos or heirlooms

Read more about what to save in case of a fire on the ServiceMaster Blog.

 

Candle Safety
1. Always keep any lit flame attended- no surface is safe from a burning candle.
2. Wax melts, wickless candles and tea lights are also susceptible to drafts, being knocked over and spills. Always remain vigilant with any flames.
 
 
Read more about candle safety myths from ServiceMaster Restore.
 
 
 
 
What to do After your Experience a Fire

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Fire Safety Checklist

Fire Safety Checklist for Home & Business

A fire can be one of the most devastating disasters any home or business can encounter. While ServiceMaster specializes in fire damage restoration, your first priority as a home or business owner is to prevent a fire from occurring in the first place. Should a fire occur, your only priority should be to get everyone out safely and call 911 for help…you can deal with clean up and loss after the fire is safely put out.

Fire Safety Plans

Home Prevention
Here are some basic tips from ServiceMaster® Restore for preventing a fire in your home.

Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Turn off the oven before leaving the house.
Replace smoke alarms every 10 years or as needed.
Practice electrical cord safety: no frays or tears.
Never use a generator indoors.
Have a family/roommate fire escape plan.

Business Fire Prevention
It is essential to have a fire safety plan for commercial properties and businesses. There are often more hazards at a business than in your home. ServiceMaster® Restore recommendations for a Fire safety Plan start with : “The plan, including escape routes, needs to be posted so all employees are aware of the plan. Employees must know that fire safety is everyone’s responsibility and be encouraged to recognize and report any fire hazards that they may see during their day/shift.”

Fire safety tips for businesses from ServiceMaster® Restore include:

Fire extinguishers are available and in proper working condition.
Sprinkler systems, smoke/fire alarms are in working condition and tested regularly.
All fire doors are kept shut.
Exits and fire escape routes are marked properly.
Building/business address must be visible and easy to see for firefighters and rescue teams.

Complete Business Fire Safety Checklist

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