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!