Travel Trailer (Mobile Home) Information

Formaldehyde Information
For residents provided with temporary housing following hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Disaster Assistance
Frequently asked questions regarding travel trailers.
FEMA Trailer Helpline: 888-294-2822

Safety and Fire Prevention Tips

Stove Safety
Remember that knobs used to operate travel trailer stoves may differ from conventional ovens. Be sure and identify which knob is the igniter knob and which are the burner knobs.

Fire Safety
Each year, fire claims the lives of 4,000 Americans and injures approximately 25,000. Many of these fires are caused by misuse or poor maintenance of electrical devices, such as overloading extension cords or using portable space heaters too close to combustibles, such as bedding, furniture and curtains.

Your State, Parish, City and Volunteer Fire Investigators would like you to know that there are simple steps you can take to prevent the loss of life and property resulting from trailer fires.

Family Plan
Include the entire family in your preparations so they all know the plan.

Propane Safety
If you suspect that you have a gas leak in your trailer, don’t look for the leak yourself. Get out immediately, leave the door open behind you and then, from outside the trailer, call 911 or your local fire department to report the leak.

If a gas leak is suspected, don’t operate the stove igniter knob, and don’t turn on or off electrical appliances or light switches. If you can do it safely, turn off the gas at the propane tanks and turn off power to your trailer at the pole or at the main switch coming from your house while you wait for the fire department to arrive.

If you witness criminal activity occurring in your trailer park, call the local authorities or report it to the FEMA contracted security personnel or the park manager. If you don’t report it, the criminal activity may get worse.

Tornado Safety
In the event of a tornado, get out immediately. Go to the lowest floor of a sturdy, nearby building or a storm shelter. Mobile homes, even if tied down, offer little protection from tornadoes.

Last Modified: Monday, 20-Aug-2007 10:35:22 EDT