October is Fire Safety Month, with Fire Prevention Week beginning Sunday, October 6th and going through Saturday, October 12th. Since 1922, the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) has run an annual campaign to help educate the public on fire safety to reduce the number of deaths caused by fire.
Did You Know?
- 3 of every 5 home fire deaths resulted from fires with no working smoke alarms.
- Less than 50% of homeowners have an escape plan.
- Carbon monoxide (CO) is the #1 cause of accidental poisoning in the US.
- 60% of consumers do not test their smoke and CO alarms monthly.
- Only 47% of people report having CO alarms in their home.
- Unattended cooking is the #1 cause of home fires.
Help Protect Your Whole Home
The Insurance Litigation Group urges you to practice whole home safety, so you and your family are prepared not only during Fire Prevention Week, but throughout the entire year. Having functioning smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed throughout your home is the first line of defense for fire prevention. They work around the clock to provide your family an early alert in the event of an emergency, helping to provide you time to safely escape. Smoke and CO alarms should be placed on every level of the home, including the basement, as well as inside and outside each bedroom to keep your home and family safe. Fire extinguishers should also be placed on every level of the home, especially in the kitchen and garage.
If something substantial happens to your home, the Insurance Litigation Group is here to help you relieve the stresses of submitting your residential or commercial fire and smoke damage insurance claims. Our experienced Florida property insurance claim attorneys know the reasons insurance companies deny fire claims and will help you with:
- Getting fairly compensated for your fire and smoke damage
- The proper protocols for securing your property
- Getting your property cleaned up, repaired and rebuilt
- Helping you understand what is entailed to make your home or business safe to occupy again.