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Fire Prevention Week

10/8/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Prevention Week Call us at 573-339-1948 to learn more about Fire Prevention Week

Today is the start of the 2017 National Fire Prevention Week. This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme from NFPA is “Every Second Counts: 2 Ways Out!” To learn more about the history behind Fire Prevention Week, click here. SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties wants to make sure you are informed about fire safety. 

Ways to Prevent Fires

  • Install working smoke detectors throughout the house; change batteries every six months.
  • Never leave the kitchen while cooking.
  • Exercise extra caution when doing any type of frying.
  • Keep loose clothing away from any open flames or stove tops.
  • Properly dispose of all cigarettes.
  • Keep heating equipment clean and free of any type of residue build-up.
  • Keep space heaters away from upholstered furniture, mattresses, clothing, or bedding.
  • Unplug any space heaters, irons, hair straighteners, etc. after use and before leaving the house.

Preparing Your Family for an Emergency

  • Plan an escape route from every room in the house—know two ways out of each room
  • Practice your escape routes
  • Have a meeting place away from the house in case family members are separated
  • Twice a year, quiz children on emergency procedures: what to do, where to go, and whom to call
  • Have a plan for your pets
  • Put together and store an emergency kit in the trunk of your car

Here to Help

Always remember that SERVPRO of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is always here to help if you are dealing with a fire damage. We are available 24/7/365 to help with your emergency. We want you to stay safe!

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