Fire is Terrifying.
Fire is terrifying. Complete destruction, homes and buildings burned to the ground can be achieved in mere minutes. Frankly, it is terrifying. Just this week we responded to a devastating home fire. Here we are in the middle of a pandemic, holiday season, and this poor family has lost their refuge and every material possession they owned. Everything in a matter of minutes.
This particular fire was caused by a chimney and out of the family’s control. Which reminds us we cannot control everything. So, while we must practice fire safety and work to prevent home fires, we must also prepare for the aftermath of a home fire. We must be proactive and prepared to be reactive.
At the very minimum take these precautions to prepare yourself.
-Keep fire extinguishers in your home.
-Have an evacuation plan (practice with your children!)
-Have an emergency plan
-Maintain insurance coverage
The thought of a home fire is scary but less so when we have a response plan in place. We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season.