Three Steps to Preparedness: How to prepare for the worst
Most people think of fires as something that only happens to other people. They never think it could happen to them. The truth is, fires can happen to anyone, and they often do. That's why it's important for every family to have a fire preparedness plan in place. In this blog post, we will discuss three steps that you can take to help your family prepare for the worst.
- Record your contents using your smart phone.
The first step is to create a home inventory. This inventory should include everything in your home that you would want to replace if it were destroyed by a fire. Taking photos or videos of your belongings is a great way to create this inventory. Be sure to store these items in a safe place, like a fireproof safe or storage unit.
Don't forget about your important documents.
If your home were to catch fire, you would lose all of your important documents if they were not properly stored. Be sure to keep copies of important documents like birth certificates, passports, and insurance policies in a fireproof safe or storage unit. You should also scan these documents and store them electronically so you can access them from anywhere.
- Make a plan for your pets and where they'll stay.
If you have pets, it's important to make a plan for them in the event of a fire. You should designate a safe place for them to go and someone who can care for them if you are not able to. Be sure to include your pets in your evacuation drills so they are familiar with the process.
Remember, many local hotels do not allow pets. Be sure to have a record of local hotels that do allow pets so that you can have a place to stay.
- Plan multiple escape routes.
In the event of a fire, you may not be able to use your usual entry and exit points. That's why it's important to have multiple escape routes planned. Be sure to practice these routes with your family so everyone knows what to do in the event of a fire.
By following these three steps, you can help your family be prepared for the worst. Taking the time to plan ahead can make all the difference in a fire emergency. So don't wait, start preparing today.
Your home is one of your most important investments, so protecting it against fire should be a top priority. If you have any questions about how to better prepare, your friends at SERVPRO Newtown, Yardley, New Hope are here to help!