Planning in Case of Fire
It’s important to stay as calm as possible when a fire starts in your home. Panicking frantically only wastes time from putting it out, and making sure your family is out safely. Timing is everything, especially when a fire starts in your home. Practice safety procedures, as well as discuss the following topics with your loved ones, so that everyone is informed of what to do in case the unfortunate happens:
- For small Pan Fires- Cover them with Lids;
- For Oven/ Microwave Fires - Turn Off Appliance;
- For Grease Fires-Apply Baking Soda or Salt. DO NOT USE WATER OR FLOUR TO PUT OUT! This may help spread the fire further.
- Know how to Point and Use a Fire Extinguisher safely;
- Call 9-1-1 Immediately;
- If uncontrollable, yell, "FIRE!" and get out as soon as possible;
- Use Stairs, Leaving through Doors, Windows or Fire Escapes safely, and quickly;
- Remain low if you must move through Heavy Smoke, closing doors behind you as you pass through them;
- Leave your things and Save Yourself, Family and Others;
- Do not open doors that are Warm or Hot to the Touch, flames may be on the other side that you can’t get through;
- If Trapped, Stay in the Room with the Door Closed, placing a Wet Towel under the Door;
- To help with breathing, protect your mouth and nose with a Wet Towel.
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