A Fire Survivor’s Perspective on Preparing

On October 2, 2011, a methane gas explosion underneath James Thompson’s house set off a fire that consumed a third of his home in just 10 minutes. Thompson and his family were left with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

This edition of the Ready Georgia podcast features an interview with James about his experience and the changes it has caused in his life. He offers his perspective on taking care of the things that really matter, as well as some advice on home safety.

Recovering from a house fire can be a difficult task, to say the least. The U.S. Fire Administration’s website provides valuable tips on finding temporary housing, replacing important documents, salvaging possessions and more.

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  1. Marie
    Marie says:

    The U.S. Fire Administration has really done a great job in preparing a very detailed list of information for victims of a fire to refer to. But of course, nothing will beat preventing the fire in the first place.

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