If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL for help.
Smoke naturally rises, so if there is smoke-stay low and crawl under it.
- Check to see if there’s heat or smoke coming in the cracks around the door.
- Do not open the door if you see smoke coming under the door or if the door/handle is warm or hot.
- If you don’t see smoke and the door is not hot — lightly touch the handle.
Close the doors on your way to slow the spread of fire, giving you more time to safely escape to an outdoor meeting area.
Contact your family, friends, church and anyone else in your support network.
Contact your local disaster relief service, such as the Red Cross or Salvation Army. They can help you find shelter,food, replacement medicines etc.
Contact a rē:network partner to begin the process of restoration of your home.
If you have insurance, contact your insurance company. Ask what you should do to keep your home safe until it is repaired. If you leave your home, call the local police department to let them know the site will be vacant.
The fire department will tell you if your home is safe to enter and if utilities (water, electricity and gas etc) are safe to use.
Locate your home inventory list.