Home Fires Emergency Response Plan Template

This is a Home Fires Emergency Response Plan template used for preparedness and action plan in the event of a fire. The emergency document gives specific instructions on how to react before and during the fire, as well as safety precautions and escape procedures. The template is a 100% customizable and you can edit every aspect of it with a few simple clicks in MyDraw.

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Home Fires Emergency Response Plan

Fires can occur in a matter of few minutes and you have even less to escape. How to be prepared and act quickly? It is good to have a smoke alarm in the building and a fire escape plan practiced regularly.

Fire Safety

  • Install smoke alarms on each floor of your building( home and office) and check their work efficiency every month.
  • Plan and practice a fire escape plan with your family, at least 2 times a year.
  • In a fire emergency go out, stay out, call 911, and the fire department. Do not return to the smoking area.

Home protection and risk management

  • Check the heating sources and make sure they are in working order.
  • It is better to use kerosene heaters and refuel heaters only outdoors and after they have cooled.
  • Make sure the electrical wiring in your home is stable.
  • Fix or replace frayed extension cords, exposed wires, or loose plugs.
  • Wiring should not be under rugs, attached by nails, or in high traffic areas.
  • Assure that the electrical outlets have cover plates and no exposed wiring.
  • Avoid overloading outlets or extension cords.
  • Store all flammable materials in open areas away from heat sources.

During a Fire

  • Heavy smoke and poisonous gases pass first along with the ceiling. It is best to crawl low to the nearest exit.
  • Check doors and doorknobs, if either is hot or if there is smoke coming around the door, do not try to open it. Find another way out.
  • If heavy smoke comes when you open a door, close it quickly to prevent the fire from spreading.
  • If you cannot assist someone, leave the home and call 911 or the fire department. Inform about the location.
  • If pets are trapped inside your home, tell firefighters right away.
  • If you can’t get out, close the door and cover vents and cracks around doors with cloth or tape to keep smoke out. Call 911 or your fire department.
  • Should your clothes catch fire, stop, drop, and roll – stop immediately, drop to the ground, and cover your face with your hands. Put out the flames with a blanket or towel. Use cool water to treat the burn immediately and get medical help right away.

After a Fire

  • If you need temporary housing, food, and medicines, call local relief services.
  • Contact your insurance company for detailed instructions on protecting your property, conducting inventory, and contacting fire damage restoration companies.
  • Check with the fire department to make sure your residence is safe to enter.
  • Watch out for any structural damage caused by the fire.
  • Do not attempt to reconnect utilities in your household. Ask the fire department for assistance.
  • Conduct an inventory of damaged property and items.
  • Save receipts for spending during the fire emergency. The receipts may be needed later by the insurance company and for verifying losses claimed on your income tax.
  • Contact your mortgage company of the fire.