February 2013 We are fast approaching the deadline for the $500 scholarship which we offer to a NW Montana volunteer or career Emergency Service Professional – or their child or grandchild currently enrolled at Flathead Valley Community College. Please post and distribute the enclosed flyers to your staff. So far the response is excellent [...]
Build a Basic Disaster Kit Before You May Need One Imagine you lost the heat, power and lights and it is minus 20 degrees outside. Within a very short time your world will become much less comfortable. Within 12 hours cooking and maintaining personal hygiene will be very challenging and evacuation will probably become a priority. What if roads are [...]
We help homeowners and business owners do and say the right things when communicating with the insurance company following a fire, flood or vandalism incident. We’ll provide you a complimentary guide to reporting and managing your insurance claim. Just call or email us to request that guide.
What info is available about toxic residues remaining after a fire in a building? There is surprisingly little, easy to locate info on this subject. One technical article is at http://fire.nist.gov/bfrlpubs/fire87/PDF/f87015.pdf. Firefighters worry primarily about exposure to hydrogen cyanide and carbon monoxide during the fire. These poisonous gases evaporate and disperse quickly. Once the structure cools and is ventilated, [...]
A structure fire can start so swiftly and burn so voraciously that it is a lucky homeowner whose house doesn’t burn completely to the ground. So goes the story of the Smith family. Mom and Dad Smith were out tilling the garden one day while 7 year old Susie was entertaining a tea party play [...]