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» After A Fire, What Now?


House Fire The WMA Fire & Rescue Department responds to fifty to seventy house or structure fires annually. The loss generated from these fires is great. Imagine everything you have in your home. It is an accumulation of memories and hard work. Many of these things are valuable, not in terms of monetary value, but in emotional value - the picture of great grandma or a loved one, who has passed away, antique jewelry, documents and your personal belongings. Losing everything from a fire not only will result in a significant loss of money, but in memories.

Protecting yourself begins with you. Practicing and living fire safe will decrease the chances of your home or property catching on fire.

If you have a fire in your home, recovering from it will take a long time. Many of the things you will have to do will be new to you. If you are not insured, your recovery from a fire loss will be very difficult. Most likely you will be dependent upon your own resources. The WMAT may be able to help you get in contact with local resources. Private organizations that can also help include the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. You could also talk with your church or other local civic groups for assistance.

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has gathered the following information to assist you in this time of need. Click here to download this information. You will need Acrobat Reader to view. You can visit the USFA here.

If you are in need of a fire report, please contact the fire station nearest you.