Practice Makes Perfect
A fire in your Dedham, MA home can start anywhere and at any time. Having an escape plan in place is a good way to make sure you and your family know what to do incase of a fire. Practicing the plan is just as important. At least twice a year, run through your plan, both at different during the day and night, and practice the different ways out.
- Check your smoke alarms: Test your smoke alarms each month so all family members know the sound. Make sure there’s a smoke alarm on every level of your home, and one in each bedroom.
- Know where to go: When the smoke alarm sounds, everyone must get out of the house quickly and go to your safe meeting place.
- Do the drill: Have kids head to their bedrooms and wait for the drill to begin. Assign adults to help children under 6. Put one adult in charge of sounding the smoke alarm and running the drill. Next, sound the smoke alarm, start the timer and have everyone hurry to the meeting spot. Once all are there, stop the timer. Did you escape and gather in less than two minutes? If not, keep practicing.
In a real fire, get to your safe meeting place, call 911 and keep everyone close until firefighters arrive!
If your home has suffered fire damage call the fire remediation experts at SERVPRO of Norwood/West Roxbury at (781) 769-9125. We will make it "Like it never even happened."