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One of life's most difficult and tragic times is to suffer a loss due to a fire. Whether it’s your home or business, having a fire can be life-altering, traumatic, scary, dangerous, and disheartening…among other things.
Yet, there is hope after a fire, especially if you can walk away with your life and the lives of your loved ones. Our earthly possessions are replaceable!
We can buy new televisions, beds, and all new furniture, appliances, electronics, and computers for the office. We are even resilient enough to heal from the loss of things of sentimental value.
Unfortunately, I have been on both sides of a fire tragedy as a fire victim and support to those who suffered a loss during a fire.
One thing is for sure, words of encouragement to comfort someone after a fire are greatly needed. They are a strong lifeline to help people through those tough times.
Each situation is vastly different, so choose your words carefully and thoughtfully as you seek to console someone after such a catastrophic event.
Good thing this article is designed to give you ideas on what to say to someone after a fire.
What are Heartfelt Words of Encouragement?
Heartfelt words of encouragement are spoken with a deep, sincere desire to see someone enjoy good fortune.
They come from a genuine concern for someone's well-being. We all love to be surrounded by people who will be there for us in the good and the bad.
So, being there for someone going through a time of loss from a fire is something they will never forget.
One of my favorite television series is Chicago Fire. I love the show's dynamic and looking at things from a first responder perspective.
All these types of responders see people on their worst days. What is particularly compelling is how the firefighters and EMTs pour their hearts into their jobs and have sincere compassion for those they rescue.
Last night I watched a rerun where a man laid on top of his family to shield them from the flames of the fire.
Sadly his family survived, but he didn't. His wife seemed to have no one to comfort her, and she became angry through her distress.
Yet the encouraging words of the firefighters helped her move past her anger and begin to heal.
Brave men and women like these put their lives on the line and still demonstrate how to bring words of comfort as well to soothe a hurting heart.
This TV show serves as a great reminder of how much we all need each other, especially after a loss, due to a fire.
You may be unable to contribute financially or with other material goods when someone you know has been through a fire.
Still, you can offer words from the heart. As the saying goes, “What comes from the heart, reaches the heart.”
31 Heartfelt Words of Encouragement after a Fire
Words of Encouragement After a Residential Fire
1. I understand what you’re going through and know from experience that you’ll come back from this.
2. You can always get new things; I'm just grateful you made it out ok.
3. It was a blessing in disguise that no one was home.
4. Anything you need, we will be right here by your side.
5. We were worried about you when we heard the news. There were so many different stories going around about what happened. But we are happy you made it out without a scratch.
We were worried about you when we heard the news. There were so many different stories going around about what happened. But we are happy you made it out without a scratch.”
6. Things can be replaced, but I don't know what I would have done if anything happened to you.
7. You guys can stay with us until everything is worked out.
8. This setback is truly a setup for better to come.
9. Look at this as a clean slate. You are moving to a new place to make new memories.
10. This may have crushed your spirits but it can't keep you down.
11. You are an overcomer!
12. We are praying for you and will be by to check on you.
13. We were worried about you but relieved when we learned it wasn't a total loss.
14. I know it is a stressful time for you. Stay strong, my friend.
15. I know you’re getting a ton of calls and texts from everybody. But I had to let you know we are thinking of you during this difficult time.
I know you’re getting a ton of calls and texts from everybody. But I had to let you know we are thinking of you during this difficult time.”
16. You all are survivors. You’ve handled this catastrophe much better than I think I could.
17. You guys mean a lot to us. We are always available to help you. We will babysit your kids and fur babies while you get things in order.
18. I know you had a lot of priceless things in your home. It’s good to see the fire didn’t ruin everything.
19. We have been concerned since we found out about the fire. I know events like this may leave an emotional scar on you. But we are with you every step of this process.
20. We hate to see bad things happen to such good people. But you all have handled everything with such grace.
Words of Encouragement After a Business Fire
21. It was the hand of God that spared you all. Things could have been so much worse.
22. I know it was a scary situation, but given the circumstances, you and your staff handled everything extremely well.
23. It breaks my heart that this has happened. You have my love and support. So, if I can do anything to ease the process, let me know.
24. You are such a great boss to take care of your employees like you do while you rebuild the office. You are an excellent example of leadership.
25. Small businesses like yours are the life of this town. We know you will come back bigger and better than ever.
26. We are sorry to hear about the fire at your company. The community is behind you 100% as you all regroup and rebuild.
We are sorry to hear about the fire at your company. The community is behind you 100% as you all regroup and rebuild.”
27. You’re one of the most resilient people I know. You’ve bounced back from many setbacks. This situation is no different.
28. My wife and I were heartbroken when we heard about your restaurant fire. It was our favorite place to eat; you treated us like family. We’re thankful to hear you’re not closing down permanently.
29. I love you and am so glad you made it out alive. I'll be there for you if you need anybody to help with the cleanup.
30. A fire at your business isn’t ideal, but look at the bright side. No employees were hurt that day.
31. I am not the best at this kind of thing, but I know you are very disappointed with how things are right now. But you are not alone in your despair. Call me if you need someone to talk to.
Final Thoughts on Words of Encouragement after a Fire
I know from experience that fire victims can suffer from a wide range of emotions during and after a fire.
Our house burned when I was a little kid, and while I am thankful to be alive and everyone made it out safely, there is still a void in my heart.
Because of the fire, there are no photos of me as a young child. I would love to see my baby pictures, and being without them has created emptiness inside me.
I promise you that knowing someone is mindful of you at your lowest point will go a long way and will be something that will never be forgotten.
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