Emergency Fire Evacuation Planning

Wildfires and house fires are both erratic and chaotic events. However, we can take some proactive measures to limit the harm and devastation caused by fires.

If you take the time to be ready early, your home will have a better chance of surviving a wildfire. However, you should also get ready in case you need to evacuate. It can take some time to put out wildfires. If so, you can be relocated for a few days or possibly a few weeks. To ensure that you have enough food, water, and other supplies for the entire period of the displacement, plan ahead. Of course, make sure to put together and carry a supply bag with the essentials for your home that you could require in an emergency.

Checklist of essential emergency supplies

* Water: For drinking and sanitation, each individual needs one gallon of water each day for at least three days.

* Food: 5000 – 7000 calories per person, or at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food.

* Hand crank radio or battery-operated radio with tone alert for NOAA weather

* Light source

* First aid package

*Additional batteries

* Whistle to summon assistance

* Plastic sheets and duct tape for a makeshift shelter, a dust mask to help filter toxic air,

* Garbage bags, plastic ties, and moist novelettes for personal hygiene

* a wrench or pair of pliers to switch off the utilities

* A food can opener that is manual

* Local maps in paper

* A mobile phone with charging ports and a backup battery

* Medications on prescription

* Non-prescription drugs like antacids, laxatives, painkillers, and anti-diarrhea meds

* Baby formula, bottles, diapers, wipes, and ointment for diaper rash

* Pet food and additional fluids

* Cash

* Important family records kept electronically or in a water-resistant, transportable container, such as copies of insurance policies, identity documents, and bank account information.

* Saved on your phone are images of your driver’s license, passport, and insurance policies.

* A warm blanket or sleeping bag for each individual.

* A fresh set of clothes that are appropriate for the weather and sturdy shoes

* To disinfect water, use a medicine dropper and household chlorine bleach.

* Extinguisher for fire

* Matches kept in a water-resistant container

* Personal care and feminine products

* Mess kits, paper plates, glasses, and towels, as well as
plastic cutlery

* Pencil and paper

* Children’s books, games, puzzles, or other activities

So take the gear and leave as soon as the situation permits it! Cover up to avoid getting burned and embers flying around. Put on long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, thick boots or shoes, a cap, a dry bandanna to cover your face, and glasses or goggles.

Find your pets, secure their leases, or place them in their carriers before bringing them along. Get away from harm’s way so the firefighters can start their task.

We at 770 Water Damage & Restoration are aware of how worrying about fixing fire damage to your house may be distressing. Our qualified team is available around-the-clock when tragedies strike. Our professionals at 770 Water Damage & Restoration are skilled at spotting structural threats and dealing with instability problems up until more substantial repairs can be completed.

For more than decade, 770 Water Damage & Restoration has stood for trustworthy, effective, and top-notch Fire Damage Restoration La Habra services. When an emergency arises, our local, fully licensed, insured, and bonded business is aware that you may have a million questions and worries, which can make the process seem overwhelming.

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