What To Do If a Home Fire Starts
What To Do If a Home Fire Starts?
In the event of a fire in your home, here are a few safety tips to remember:
Get out, stay out and call 9-1-1 - Yell "Fire!" multiple times and then get out immediately. If you must escape through smoke, get low and go under the smoke to your exit. Close doors behind you. If you live in a building with elevators, use the stairs. Leave all your things where they are and save yourself.
Do not open doors that are warm to the touch. - If closed doors or handles are warm or smoke blocks your primary escape route, use your second way out.
Know how to safely operate a fire extinguisher – Read about our safety tip on how to use a fire extinguisher.
If smoke, heat or flames block your exit, stay in the room and keep your doors closed. - Place a wet towel under the door and call 9-1-1. Signal for help by opening a window and waving a brightly colored cloth or shine a flashlight to signal for help.
Once you are outside, go to your family meeting place - If you cannot get to your meeting place, follow your family emergency communication plan. Here are some tips on how to create a family fire escape plan.
Contact Hero Fire Protection to schedule a free fire safety assessment. We are a full-service fire protection company in Hawaii dedicated in educating families about the devastating effects of home fires and other home safety issues.
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