HOW TO SURVIVE A FIRE

Your Escape

Don't Panic, Don't Waste Time

•  Panic causes confusion and disorientation.
•  Many people die from it.
•  Don't stop to get dressed.
•  Grab a woollen blanket and move quickly.

Crawl low in Smoke

•  The freshest air remains just above the floor while toxic smoke and superheated air rises to the ceiling.

Avoid Hot Doors

•  Feel every

door before opening it.
•  If it is hot or there is smoke do not open it and find another exit.

Opening and Closing Doors

•  Stay low;
•  Turn your head away from the door and open it carefully and slowly;
•  Opening a door gives fire oxygen; and
•  Close it behind you on your way out.

 

Surviving Burns

Stop, drop, rock and roll

Teach your children to Stop, Drop, Rock and Roll in the event their clothes

catch fire.


•  Stop - put your hands over your face
•  Drop - gently drop to the ground
•  Rock n Roll - rock and roll back and forth on the ground until clothes stop burning

 

This will smother the flames while protecting their face and respratory tract from flames and rising heat.

Relieving Burns

•  Run cold water over any burns for at least 10 minutes;
•  Do not use butter, ice or ointments or cover the burn with cotton wool; and
•  Burnt clothes should be removed by medical staff.

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