An Insurance Journal recently carried this article from an insurance professional who applied “Risk Management” principals in his home, which saved him and his family from what could have been a fire disaster. Even if you don’t read the entire article, be sure to scroll down to the sections on, “What was done right” and “What went wrong” to learn some lessons that may have saved his family’s life and certainly saved his home from more damage.
This is how he sums it up: My family and I were very lucky. I credit it to the risk management information and training I’ve been exposed to over the years. No risk management or safety plans are going to work flawlessly. Parts will fail, as I saw in my own planning. That’s why your plans have to be comprehensive, in order to save the day. And seriously, look into linking your smoke detectors, wired or wireless ones. They can save your life.