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4/5/2019 (Permalink)

General Have an ESCAPE PLAN! Have an ESCAPE PLAN!

Plan Ahead!

If a fire breaks out in your home you may have only a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go if there is a fire.


1.  Make a Home escape plan. Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home.

2. No at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.

3. Have an outside meeting place like a tree, light pole, or mailbox. Make sure it is a safe distance from the home where everyone should meet.

4. Practice your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home at least twice a year.

5. Practice using different ways out.

6. Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.

7.  Close doors behind you as you leave. 


1. If the smoke alarm sounds get out and stay out! Never go back inside for people or pets.

2. If you have to escape through spoke, get low and go under the smoke to your way out.

3. Call the fire department from outside your home.


! A closed door may show with the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms inside every sleeping room and outside each sleeps area.  Install alarms on every level of the home. Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound.

! According to an NFPA survey, Only one of three American households have actually developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.

! While 71% of Americans have an escape plan in case of a fire, only 47% of those have practiced it.

! 1/3 of American households call made an estimate thought they would have at least six minutes before a fire in their own home would become life-threatening. The time available is often less. And only 8% set their first thought on hearing a smoke alarm would be to get out.

50 Ways To Practice Fire Safety

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

General 50 Ways To Practice Fire Safety 50 Ways To Practice Fire Safety

SERVPRO of Chicago Heights - Crete- Beecher would like to share with you these 50 Ways To Practice Fire Safety 

50 Ways To Practice Fire Safety

  • Stay away from things that can burn you
  • Never play with matches or lighters
  • Ask your parents to install a smoke detector on every floor of your home
  • Learn the sound of smoke detectors
  • Help your parents test detectors monthly
  • Remind them to replace smoke detector batteries every six months
  • Check your home for fire hazards
  • Keep flammable materials away from heat sources
  • Check for frayed or worn electrical cords
  • Don’t overload extension cords or electrical outlets
  • Check that small appliances are unplugged after use
  • Put sturdy screens in front of fireplaces
  • Keep an eye on food while it’s cooking
  • Tell adults to turn pot handles inward when they cook
  • Keep towels and other clutter away from the stovetop
  • Use a microwave only when an adult is present
  • Never put anything metal in a microwave
  • Read directions on food packages before using the microwave
  • Never use water to put out an electrical or grease fire
  • Run cold water over a burn
  • Post emergency numbers by every phone
  • Tell your parents to keep a fire extinguisher near the kitchen, garage and fireplace
  • Ask them to keep fire extinguishers fully charged
  • Remind your parents to remove dead trees and leaves from your yard
  • Tell them to build campfires away from trees
  • Post your home address clearly on your house or mailbox
  • Keep all exits clear
  • Close your bedroom door at night
  • Make a family fire escape plan
  • Learn at least two ways out of each room
  • Choose a family meeting place in case of fire
  • Learn how to report a fire
  • Practice your escape plan with your family at least twice a year
  • Don’t fear firefighters in gear
  • If you hear a smoke alarm or smell smoke, get outside quickly
  • Don’t stop to take anything
  • If there’s smoke, crawl low under it
  • Test doors with the back of your hand before opening them
  • If a door feels hot, use another exit
  • Crawl backwards down stairs if there’s smoke
  • Get out through a window only if it’s safe
  • If a window is unsafe to climb out of, wave something light-colored and yell for help
  • Never use an elevator in a fire - look for stairs
  • Don’t go back inside for any reason
  • If your clothes catch on fire, STOP, DROP AND ROLL
  • Once you are outside, stay out
  • Go to your family meeting place and wait for your family
  • Call the fire department when you are safely outside
  • Never call in a false alarm

The Twice a Year Fall C. E. (Continuing Education) Class Is Open for Registration

7/20/2016 (Permalink)

General The Twice a Year Fall C. E. (Continuing Education) Class Is Open for Registration SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher's C.E. Classes Registration Form

SERVPRO Will Host These C.E. Classes in September

Since we are a group of three local SERVPRO franchises, we can reach out and offer these C.E. Classes to a large number of insurance agents. By providing this twice a year instruction, we feel we are helping our local agents in their pursuit of excellence and professionalism. The more that we can cooperate and interact with our related industries, the better the public is served.

As pictured to the right, these Two Continuing Education Classes will be held on consecutive days towards the end of September 2016. Click on this link for Class registration. Todd Davis, one of SERVPRO Corporate instructors, will travel from our Corporate Headquarters to instruct these two classes as he did during the last Spring session. This SERVPRO franchise is offering a free breakfast and a free lunch to all the agents that attend. Like us on Facebook: The required Ethics Class will be followed by an informative class on "Understand Mold in the Restoration Industry.” Mold remediation in Chicago Heights can be a difficult subject to deal with properly for insurance agents, homeowners, and our highly trained AMRT, Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians. Knowing how to grapple with mold infestations can limit liability claims, and costs while protecting the rights and mitigating potential health effects of home and business owners.

SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete /Beecher is well positioned to remediate any mold infestation or loss from fire or flood; that may occur to your property. Please call or fax us for your registration for the C.E. Classes or restorative services for your home or business. (708) 747-9925