CFD Discusses Fire Safety Plans After Residential Fire Displaces Family
Chattanooga, TN (WDEF): A family of four has been displaced just before the holidays following a residential fire Sunday night on the 1400 block of Bradt street.
The fire displaced one adult and three children.
Everyone made it safely out of the residence before Firefighters arrived.
The Chattanooga Fire Department discusses the importance of a fire safety plan.
“During an emergency is not the time or figure a plan out. So, you want to make sure you’ve talked to your family, included everyone, and actually practice an escape plan before there is an emergency,” says Chief Matlock, Fire Marshal with CFD.
Chief Matlock continues, “Have renter’s insurance, it’s cheap. It really pays off if there’s a fire or a emergency or disaster that occurs. It really helps the renter with replacing their belongings and finding alternate places to stay.”
The Fire Marshal says the first thing to do when seeing flames go up, is to get out and have a meeting place outside of your home where you can call for help.
“People will get go back in for pets or personal belongings that are sentimental and mean a lot to people but you know, it’s a cliche that things are replaceable, and you are not. And, that’s a true statement.”
CFD urges residents to have a fire safety plan with two possible exit routes that you can also share with guests who may be staying for the holidays.