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4 Memorial Day Fire Safety Tips to Avoid Fire Damage

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

An American flag on a grave site to celebrate memorial day The professionals at SERVPRO want you to have a safe Memorial Day!

SERVPRO receives many fire damage calls during Memorial Day Weekend.

Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor those who have died in service to our country. It's also a time for family and friends to come together and enjoy some good food, fun, and fireworks.

We don't want to be a buzzkill, but we know firsthand that fire damage can quickly turn a fun day into a disaster. Therefore, in the following blog post, we will go over four Memorial Day fire safety tips to help avoid fire damage this holiday weekend.

By following the fire safety tips mentioned in this blog post, you can help avoid a fire disaster and keep your Memorial Day weekend fun and safe.

What is fire damage?

Fire damage is damage caused by fire, whether from a structure fire, wildfires, or even BBQ grill fires. It can include damage to your home or business and your belongings.

When fire damage occurs, you will likely need the help of a professional fire restoration company, such as SERVPRO, to clean up and restore your property.

Tips to avoid fire damage this Memorial Day weekend

1. Keep flammable materials away from heat sources

This one seems like a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised how many people we see each year have left their charcoal or lighter fluid too close to the grill causing fire damage. These materials can easily ignite if they get too hot, so keeping them far away from heat sources is essential.

2. Never leave a burning grill unattended

We know you'll be busy chatting with friends and family, but never leaving a fire unattended is essential. If you need to step away from the grill, make sure someone else is there to watch it.

3. Use fireworks in a safe area

Fireworks are a lot of fun, but they can also be very dangerous. Always read the instructions before using them, and make sure you're using them in a safe area. We recommend using them in an open area away from houses or trees.

4. Have a fire extinguisher on hand

In case of an emergency, it's essential to have a fire extinguisher on hand. A fire extinguisher will help put out a small fire before it gets out of control.

What to do if a fire occurs this memorial day weekend?

If a fire occurs this Memorial Day Weekend, you need to remember that it is essential to stay calm and act fast while following these steps:

  1. Get everyone out of the house or building right away.
  2. Call 911 to report the fire.
  3. Once you are outside, stay there and do not go back inside for any reason.
  4. Wait for firefighters to arrive and put out the fire.
  5. Contact a reliable fire restoration company once the fire is out.

The best fire restoration company in Ohio 

If you have experienced fire damage, SERVPRO of East Dayton/Beavercreek is here to help. We are a trusted leader in the fire restoration industry with the resources and training from the IICRC to handle any size fire damage project.

Our SERVPRO of East Dayton/Beavercreek fire restoration services include:

  • 24/7 emergency services
  • Board-up and tarping services
  • Smoke and soot removal
  • Odor control
  • Contents cleaning and restoration
  • Reconstruction services

No matter how big or small the fire damage is, SERVPRO of East Dayton/Beavercreek has the experience and resources to get the job done right.

Final thoughts

It is always better to be cautious about fire damage and avoid it altogether but if you experience fire damage this weekend, remember that SERVPRO of East Dayton/Beavercreek is here to help.

In order to prevent fire damage, it is essential to remember the following safety tips this Memorial Day weekend:

  • Keep flammable materials away from heat sources
  • Never leave a burning grill unattended
  • Use fireworks in a safe area
  • Have a fire extinguisher on hand

Please contact us if you experience fire damage or have any questions about our fire restoration services.

We hope you have a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend!

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