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The Speed of Fire

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

What would you say if I told you that homes today are consumed by fire faster than in years past?  According to research, 30 years ago you had about 17 minutes to escape before the home was completely engulfed in flames.   Today, that number is as small as 3-4 minutes.  The reason for the change is that the materials used to make homes and furniture today is much more flammable than materials used in years past.  In older homes and décor from years gone by, you typically found many items that were made from real wood and natural fibers.  The synthetic materials used in many modern furnishings and fabrics burn much more quickly.  At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we want you to be informed, so that you can be prepared.  If you only had 3-4 minutes, could you get yourself and your family to safety?  It is crucial to have a safety plan in place and practice your exit strategy so that you are “Ready for whatever happens”.  If you are unsure of where to start when it comes to creating your Fire Safety Plan, CLICK HERE to be taken to the National Fire Protection Association’s website where they have step by step guidance.

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