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As a member of the fire service, you understand firsthand that when fire strikes, lives are suddenly turned upside down. Often, the hardest part for residents after a home fire is knowing where to begin and who to contact.
The U.S. Fire Administration has gathered the following information for you to share with community members who experience a home fire. “After the Fire: Returning to Normal” provides information on recovering from a fire, including what to do during the first 24 hours, insurance considerations, valuing property, replacing documents, salvage hints, fire department operations and more.