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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

High-rise Fire Escape Planning

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

Ariel view of the Chicago skyline with the lake in the background. SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook are fire damage restoration specialists.

Living in the Chicagoland area many people reside in a high-rise apartment or condominium building and need to be prepared in the event of a fire.  SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook has been responding to fire damage emergencies for years and we know that having an emergency escape plan in the event of a fire emergency can save your life and the lives of your loved ones.  Here are some tips for escaping a fire from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): 

  • GO to your outside meeting place and stay there. Call the fire department. If someone is trapped in the building, notify the fire department.
  • If you can’t get out of your apartment because of fire, smoke or a disability, STUFF wet towels or sheets around the door and vents to keep smoke out.
  • CALL the fire department and tell them where you are.
  • OPEN a window slightly and wave a bright cloth to signal your location. Be prepared to close the window if it makes the smoke condition worse.
  • Fire department evacuation of a high-rise building can take a long time.
  • Communicate with the fire department to monitor evacuation status.

If your high-rise apartment or commercial business experiences a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook can help.  Our technicians are on call 24 hours a day and have the advanced training and equipment to mitigate any fire damage.  Call us today at 630-573-4290.

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