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What to do During and After a Fire

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

In just 5 minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames.

While thinking about the event of a fire at your house could be scary and stressful, it's important to know what to do during and after a fire to keep your family and you safe and be prepared in what you can do to help your house after the fire. Its also important to prepare yourself and your family in case your residence should ever catch fire.


  • The best thing you can do to prepare for a fire is discuss a meeting place among the family. In case of a fire, the family can reunite at this safe place. This lets you know the members of your family are safe and no longer in the building. 
  • Check smoke alarms every month and replace the entire alarm every 10 years


  • React immediately after hearing the fire alarm
  • Safely exit through doors by checking for incoming smoke or feeling the door for any heat
  • Protect yourself from smoke inhalation by keeping low to the ground
  • Once safely outside, call 911 


  • After the fire is put out, do not enter your house in case of structure damage
  • Once cleared, limit movement inside the house to avoid soot particles being embedded into your carpet or upholstery
  • Empty your refrigerator and freezer and leave the doors open if your electricity is off to avoid spoilage
  • Call SERVPRO of Norridge/Harwood Heights to help with clean up.   

SERVPRO of Norridge/Harwood Heights is always ready to help after a fire and we will make it look "Like it never even happened." 

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