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FIRE: During a Fire

mother and child detecting and escaping a fire

Escaping the Fire Crawl low under any smoke to your exit – heavy smoke and poisonous gases collect first along the ceiling. When the smoke alarm sounds, get out fast. You may have only seconds to escape safely. If there is smoke blocking your door or first way out, use your second way out. Smoke … Continued

FIRE: Before a Fire

smoke detector

Create and Practice a Fire Escape Plan In the event of a fire, remember that every second counts, so you and your family must always be prepared. Escape plans help you get out of your home quickly.Twice each year, practice your home fire escape plan. Some tips to consider when preparing this plan include: Find … Continued

FIRE: After a Fire

basement damage

Recovering from a fire can be a physically and mentally draining process.  When fire strikes, lives are suddenly turned around.  Often, the hardest part is knowing where to begin and who to contact. ServiceMaster of Columbia is your MASTER of Disaster and your first point of contact for fire clean up and restoration.  We will … Continued

FIRE: Facts about Fire – July’s Blog Focus

firefighters putting out house fire

Each year more than 2,500 people die and 12,600 are injured in home fires in the United States, with direct property loss due to home fires estimated at $7.3 billion annually.  Home fires can be prevented! To protect yourself, it is important to understand the basic characteristics of fire. Fire spreads quickly; there is no … Continued