Recovering after a fire
Experiencing a fire in or around your home can be devastating, and the recovery process can feel overwhelming. Here’s how to begin cleaning up and rebuilding life after a fire (adapted from the American Red Cross).
If you need help after a fire, contact the Mile High Area Red Cross.
4 Steps to take if you experience a home fire
- Call 9-1-1. Give first aid where needed; cool and cover burns to reduce the chance of further injury or infection.
- Let friends and family know you’re safe.
- People and animals that are seriously injured or burned should be transported to professional medical or veterinary help immediately.
- Stay out of fire-damaged homes until local fire authorities say it is safe to re-enter.