"They saved my condo and were ready to save lives" - Phil Menger victim of fire
Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service from their website
Fire is always something that happens to someone else, not to you. You watch the fire trucks screaming by honking and blaring, lights flashing. Kids get excited. Adults shudder whispering to themselves: I’m glad that’s not me. Below I will provide some instructions about what to do in case of fire. I am basing this scenario on two personal experiences of fire in my life. One involves a recent bedroom fire in my Condo, and the other a fire that destroyed everything I owned leaving me with only the shirt on my back. There will be three sets of instructions below. The first set of instructions will cover immediate things to do at the first smell of smoke or siting of flames. The second set suggests things to do to prevent the fire from happening, and the third set will cover proper preparations in case of a fire.
Things your insurer will want to know
If you are talking to an insurer for the first time or moving our policy the insurance company will want to know several things.
- They will want the age of you home or condo development including the last time a roof was put on. For instance my complex is 25 years old and the roof is 10 years old.
- How close are you to the nearest fire hydrant
- how close are you to the nearest fire department hall
- How large is your suite or home? How many people live there?
- Do you have pets? If so what kind?
- Have you had insurance claims in the past? Have you ever been refused insurance?
- What is the estimated value of your contents?
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