What You Should Do In A Fire
If you are ever caught in a fire, it is important to be prepared and to know what to do. We can help to restore your home afterwards, but it is very important that you know what you are doing beforehand and what actions to take when your home is on fire. We have created a guide for you to help you stay safe if you are ever to suffer from a fire in your property.
Safety and evacuation is your top and main priority if a fire ever occurs in your property.
If a door has smoke coming from behind it do not enter. If there happens to be no smoke, check the door if it’s hot to touch or feel the door handle. If either of them are warm or hot, we advise you to not enter the room. If the door is not hot, enter the room cautiously and if there happens to be a blast of heat, retreat back and do not enter the room again.
Never Re-enter Your Home Unless The Fire Services Tell You It Is Safe To Do So:
- Make sure you evacuate as quickly as you can - have an escape plan handy for your home ready in case a fire ever happens
- Make sure you close all doors behind you when you evacuate the property – this slows the spread of the fire.
- Do not open any doors if you can help it, unless you are letting another person out of the room.
- Make sure you stay low to the ground when leaving the property - smoke inhalation can kill. Staying low to the ground will minimise your intake of smoke as it rises.
- Make sure you phone 999 as soon as it is safe to do so.
- If you have a small fire, such as a chip pan fire, do not use water to try and put it out as this can make a fireball and make the whole issue much worse.
- Do not try to fight a major fire yourself, but if your property has fire blankets or a fire extinguisher you can use these items to put a small fire out.
- Otherwise, you should just evacuate the whole property and leave the fire alone.
The UK Government’s Website Also Has An Easy Reference Guide On Fire Safety Here:
By acknowledging these steps, you can ensure that you stay safe if a fire ever happens in your property. After the fire is put out, you can contact Public Loss Assessors so we can restore your property back to its pre loss condition. Please visit this link to see an example of what to do in a fire.