Pinole's During a fire

During a fire

During a Fire
  • Crawl low under smoke - Heat and smoke rise so the air by the floor is the coolest and clearest. If you encounter smoke or flames while evacuating, stay close to the floor. Get down on your hands and knees and crawl to the nearest safe exit (teach children that they should crawl if smoke is present)..
  • Test every door - Before opening any door, make sure it is safe to do so. Reach up with the back of your hand to touch the door, the door handle, and the space between the door and frame. If any of them feel hot, use your alternate exit. If everything feels cool, brace your shoulder against the door and open it carefully. Be ready to close it quickly if heat or smoke rush in. As you leave, close all doors behind you. Closed doors restrain the deadly speed of smoke and fire!
  • If you are trapped - Close doors between you and the fire. Use blankets or towels (get them as wet as you can if you can) to cover vents and cracks between floors and doors, they can serve as a smoke barrier. Wait at a window and signal for help by using a flashlight or by waving a bright coloured sheet or cloth. If there is a phone in the room, call 9-1-1, and tell them exactly where you are.
  • If your clothes catch fire - If your clothing catches fire: stop where you are, drop to the ground, and roll back and forth to put the fire out (teach your children how to do this). Immediately cool a burn with cool running water under a tap for five to ten minutes and then seek medical attention.

GET OUT and STAY OUT!!!...DON'T GO BACK IN (even for pets or priceless possessions)

Once outside and at the designated meeting place, no one re-enters the burning house. Firefighters are equipped and trained to handle rescue operations and they will let you know when it is safe to go back into the house.