Fire prevention and fire escape basic knowledge should be awared by all people. If people can aware of fire dangers and take action to prevent fire, the fire incident can reduce at lease 30%(According to fire department report of fire incident causes). If people have fire escape and fire incident self-saving common sense, the fire caused loss can reduce at least 50%(According to 2015 fire department report).
We have an article about fire precaution and today we will again share common sense of fire escape. Keeping calm can largely reduce the development of fire. The fire can be easy extinguished at initial stage.
But to effectively extinguish fire, we should identify the cause of fire and use the corresponding method. There are several causes of fire. Most fire can be extinguished by water. But some special fire should not be extinguished by water. The special fire causes are Oil, alcohol and same types fire, gas fire, electric appliance fire. Oil and alcohol fire and gas fire can be extinguished by sand or wet towel. Then the gas source should be cut off and door, windows should be open. Electric appliance fire should be extinguished by dry powder or gas fire extinguisher. And cut off the electric power supply As Soon As Possible. Or cut off the electric power supply firstly and use web towel to extinguish the fire.
Use the feasable objects nearby to quickly extinguish fire. Cooking fire can be extinguished by pot lid, cup lid or basin or plate. Salt can be used as fire extinguisher for some situation such as cooking fire. metal fire. Besides of these “fire extinguisher”, Sand, Wet cloth, mop, wet blanket can be used to extinguish the fire.
Escape from fire: if the fire is too big, we should escape from fire as soon as possible and call fire department and notify neighbors.
1. If the escape route is blocked by fire, smoke, we should return to room and sealed the room door with wet cloth to stop fire spreading to room. Fetch water to drop temperature of the door.
2. If the escape route is open, we should escape as soon as possible. At fire spot, there are too much smoke bluring the escape route. So, we should keep the escape route in mind. We can mask our eyes with transparent plastic bags and noses, mouths with wet cloths to block smoke.
3. Do not take the elevator but stairway to escape. The elevator electric power can be cut off by fire and it will be filled of smoke. So, except for fire elevator, do not take elevator on fire incident.
Anyway, fire prevention is the first step and most essential step to avoid fire incident. We at Vedard Security offers many security equipment for fire prevention. But if fire incident happens unfortunatelly, we should keep calm and try our best to save ourselves.