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Home Fire Safety

Protect Your Property

What You Need to Know

After the Fire Department personnel leave, the building becomes your responsibility. If possible, the firefighters will secure the doors and windows. The final responsibility does, however, lie with the owner.

Remove Your Valuables

If it is safe to enter the building, remove all valuables. It is your responsibility to protect against further damage due to weather, theft or vandalism.

Contact Your Insurance Agent

Do this as soon as possible. He or she must be notified of the fire and will be able to help you arrange for immediate repairs. if you cannot reach your agent or have no insurance, you may wish to obtain professional assistance for cleaning. Fire and water damage restoration firms are listed in the yellow pages.

Contact Your Manager

If you are a tenant, contact the resident manager, the owner or the owner's insurance agent. it is the owner's responsibility to prevent further loss to the building.

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Last Modified:   February 05, 2010

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