In Case of Fire

Most Common Causes of Fires:

1. Arson
2. Cigarette Smoking
3. Cooking Stoves
4. Playing with Fire
5. Bonfires
6. Electrical
7. Accidental
Prevention of Fire

  • Do not place flammables near a heater.
  • Do not build a bonfire on a windy day. (When you do build a bonfire, keep a bucket of water or a fire-extinguisher device nearby.)
  • Do not smoke in bed especially after drinking.
  • Keep matches and lighters out of children’s reach.
  • Keep fire-extinguisher or a bucket of water handy at home.
  • Do not leave the cooking stove unattended while frying.
  • Do not connect too many electrical plug or pull a plug out of an outlet by the cord as this may cause overheating and possibly, even a fire.
  • Fit the gas hose onto the gas pipe up to the red mark and fix it with a gas hoses with new ones as soon as possible.

 

Evacuation

1. In case of fire, the smoke is usually more dangerous than the flames. If you think you will not be able to extinguish the flames, do not panic and evacuate the premises calmly.

2. Notify your family and neighbors of the fire, raise your voice.

3. Do not worry about your appearance or your personal possessions or valuables. Excavate quickly, and do not attempt to return.

4. Keep down on the floor to avoid inhaling the smoke, and cover your mouth with a wet towel or handkercheif.

5. If the stairs cannot be used, leave the building via a tire escape or evacuation device, usually installed on the balcony.

 

Reporting

If you discover a fire, report it to the Fire Department immediately.

 

Extinguish a Fire

It is vital that a fire be discovered and extinguished as quickly as possible. If the flames have not reached the ceiling, they may be extinguished with a household fire extinguisher or a bucket of water. When using a fire extinguisher, take care not to hold it too close to the flames. Point the fire extinguisher from the windward side of the flames and aim at the core of the flames. It is advisable that you familiarize yourself with the fire extinguisher’s operation.

 

How To Use a Fire Extinguisher

1. Pull off the safety pin (the yellow ring) upwards.

2. Hold the hose and aim the nozzle at the flame. (Note that some fire extinguisher do not have a hose)

3. Grip the upper and lower levers together.