Fire safety should be the major priority for any building. However, there are times that even if we do our best to stop a fire from happening, fires still break out. So, what do you need to do in case of a fire? This article highlights what you have to do to keep yourself safe.
1. Know Your Way Out
In an event of a fire, the first thing you need to think of is how you’ll get out of the burning building. The idea is to get outside as quick and as safely as you can. Know where the nearest exit is and get yourself to a safe area.
If you found yourself in a room with the door closed when the fire breaks out, you might need to take a few extra precautions. If you see smoke coming under the door, don’t open it. If you don’t see smoke but the door is hot or very warm, don’t open it. Feel the doorknob, if it is hot, even if you don’t see smoke, don’t open the door. These steps are necessary to check if there’s a fire on the other side of the door.
2. Stay Low
If you can see that there is smoke in the house, stay low to the ground as you make your way to the exit. In a fire, smoke and poisonous air hurt more people than the flames. You’ll breathe less smoke if you stay close to the ground. Drop to the floor and crawl on your hands and knees.
3. If Your Clothes Catch Fire, Don’t Run
During an event of a fire, accidentally burning your clothes is a common occurrence. If this happens, do not run and do not panic! Cover your face with your hands, drop to ground and roll. Doing this will cut off the air and put out the flames. The best way to remember this is: Stop, Drop and Roll.
4. Never Hide Under the Bed or In the Closet
If you can’t get out right away, remember not to hide even if you’re scared. If you do this, the fire fighters will have a difficult time finding you. It is their responsibility to look for you and bring you to safety. While waiting for help, keep the heat and smoke from getting through the door by blocking cracks and crevices with sheets, blankets or clothing.
These are few things you have to remember when a fire breaks out. Always keep your fire protection systems updated and well-maintained. If you haven’t installed one, call a trusted company, such as Total Mist to install a fire suppression system such as the water mist fire system. In the event of a fire, water mist systems will prevent the fire from expanding. This way, you can get out of the building quickly to safety. This fire suppression system might be the key to saving your life and your property.
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