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What To Do Immediately If a Fire Incident Happens?

7/29/2022 (Permalink)

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Even the best precautions cannot eliminate all home and business fire hazards. Statistics show that 59% of business failures are caused by fire.

First immediate action in a fire incident helps save many injured and lives. We've created a list of items to answer your questions about what to do in the event of a fire.

General information for first steps in case of fire

  • Get out of there and stop what you're doing.
  • Pull the nearest fire alarm, and shout "fire."
  • If the fire is small, try putting it out with a fire extinguisher if you have one. Never use water to extinguish a spark.
  • Leave all your belongings where they are, and try to save lives first.
  • Don't use the elevator; use the stairs. If there is smoke on the stairs, go downstairs to minimize inhalation and place your hands on the wall to avoid delusions.
  • Call fire and rescue services at the earliest possible.

The first step measure to take in a fire incident at work

Below are 3 important steps to take, first and foremost, to minimize injuries and save lives in the workplace during a fire.

  • Press alarm
  • Evacuation
  • Assessment before Assembly point

Everyone should be familiar with fire safety procedures and know what to do in the event of a fire. There is a saying that ”Preventing is better than cure.” Small or large, each site has its fire safety plan. Everyone should be experienced in this. Frequent training on security processes will help avoid many casualties and losses.

SERVPRO’s Fire Remediation Services professionals have the right safety equipment to get the job done risk-free. Find out more by contacting us.

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