A fire in your home can cause serious damage. Your home and many of the things in your home may be badly damaged by flames, heat, smoke and water. Being involved in a fire can be one of the scariest experiences that you have in your life. Health is the most important thing during the fire but it is important to understand the risk to your safety and health even after the fire is out. The soot and dirty water left behind may contain things that could make you sick. Be very careful if you go into your home and if you touch any fire-damaged items.
The first thing to when you find a fire in your home is to assess the damage of the fire. Obviously Call the Fire Department/911 if the fire is to the point where it needs professionals, if not use a fire extinguisher. Make sure everybody in the home or business is up and aware of the fire. Other variables to take into consideration is if you are on fire, stop drop and roll, try not to breathe in the smoke and meet at the safe evaluation spot.
Once the fire is out, if the fire did enough damage, calling a fire restoration company is the next move once given the okay by the fire department. You will find things not damaged by the fire may still be ruined by smoke and may be soggy with water used to put out the fire. Anything you want to save or reuse will need to be carefully cleaned.
To fight the fire, firefighters may have broken windows and cut holes in the roof. This slows the fire’s growth and gets rid of dark smoke that makes it hard for firefighters to see. They may have cut holes in your walls to make sure that the fire is completely out and not hidden in the walls.
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Fire is Fast. In less than 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house or for it to be engulfed in flames.
Fire is Hot. Heat is more threatening than flames. Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600 degrees at eye level. Inhaling this super-hot air will scorch your lungs and melt clothes to your skin.
Fire is Dark. Fire starts bright, but quickly produces black smoke and complete darkness.
Fire is Deadly. Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames do. Fire produces poisonous gases that make you disoriented and drowsy. Asphyxiation is the leading cause of fire deaths, exceeding burns by a three-to-one ratio.