posted on Jul, 28 2013 @ 05:52 PM
Your standard instructions from the authorities are to evacuate the home instantly. Which is how the minors are trained. But having a few preps can
mitigate the damage. A fire department will soak your home to save it if they have to (and rightly so)....but it's the same as losing EVERYTHING in
little things.... your computers. diplomas and birth certificates. computers. guitars. all your groceries. every family photo. All of your toilet
paper(!) No clean clothes, no laundry soap, no working washing machine (depending on the extent of the fire). No bed, no place to sleep. All your
kids' homework( no, honest!).
Several fire extinguishers can save you fifty or a hundred thousand dollars. Some CDs in a $50 fire safe can preserve your prior tax returns, a list
of account passwords, etc. A key to a storage facility offsite can hold your "camping supplies" that may be all you have..
56% of all housefires begin in the kitchen.
There are an average of 375,000 housefires in the US every year, with "only" 2,000 deaths, but 6 times as many serious or critical injuries. So
you may be out of work for months after surviving a fire.