Tips from Survivors

  • To Go Bag

    Have a to go bag ready and put it in a location that is easily accessible (i.e. next to your bed). Things to include: undies, cash, clothes, copies of ID, list of medication, list of doctors names, list of logins and passwords, charger for cell phone.

  • Know Your Exit

    Know your exit and how many steps it takes to get to the stairs or doorway.

  • Spend Wisely

    Spend money wisely in the beginning as you will go through more than you thought. Financially recovering from this event will take a while.

  • Talk To Someone

    Find someone to talk to right away. 6 months later and I am still struggling with the emotional aspect of the home fire.

  • Breathe

    Take a deep breath and breathe. It’s going to be ok eventually. It’s not going to be ok tomorrow and it’s not going to be ok in a month. It’s going to take time. There are a lot of things you have to work through, a lot of things have to fall into place, but it will all be ok eventually.

  • Exercise

    Just going for a simple walk can calm you down, help you find peace, and clear your head.

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