Our goals is to have every community reaching out to help their neighbors, supporting their local Fire Department & learning more about fire safety education & prevention.
Almost all 911 calls are a failure in prevention, be it a medical call or a fire call, if we work on this together, learning from each other, we can make measurable impacts in our communities.
Use your hotel room as your safe place and try to conduct all business outside of your room if possible. Your insurance agent will have someone contact you about a rental home while your home is being restored and/or rebuilt. The first day or two will be a blur - reach out to a mental health professional as needed for support.
Make sure to take care of yourself and your family. Alert your doctor and make an appointment to be seen. Check with your pharmacist on all medications taken out of the home after the fire. Check all medical equipment and compile a list of the special needs for caregivers, children, pets and seniors.
Take inventory of your financial documents, bank and credit card accounts, policies, utility bills, personal ID information. Reorder or replace any items lost in the fire. Recover passwords for all of your accounts. Take a step back and rebuild your networks. Find an organizing system that helps you and your family and does not add stress.
Gather information and prepare for meetings about your insurance policy, temporary housing agency, insurance agent/adjuster, securing your home, fire department/fire marshal and other city officials. Use preferred agencies from your insurance agency to rebuild/restore your home or find agencies that make you feel comfortable. Make sure to save receipts and begin to make a list of all the items lost in the fire.