What to do in case of fire
• What to do in case of fire
The worst thing in the fire - the confusion and panic. The account goes on just a minute, time loss can be fatal. The vast majority of people have no idea about the basic rules of behavior in case of fire in high-rise building or a shopping mall. Remember these simple and clear rules. One day they may save your life
Try to stay below the smoke level. On the feet it is better not to climb: Walk on all fours and crawl. It will always be fresh air at the bottom and toxic substances in the smoke rise to the top. Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs suddenly, the risk is easily underestimated.
It is not necessary to open the door, the handle of which has already reached a high temperature. Most likely, in the room already burning even the walls. Opening the door, you provoke the fiery flash as increase the access of oxygen in the room. In general, all met on the way to open the door you need to slowly, checking for her danger.
If the fire has been raging for right at your door, you leave the apartment is not safe. Try to objectively assess the situation: where is the fire? How much smoke in the hallway? Do firefighters heard the sirens? If the fire truck has been around in the yard, it will be safer to lay all the openings with a damp cloth, tightly close the window (less oxygen, the worse it will flare flame) and exit to the balcony.
On the walls of shopping malls and high-rise buildings in place mandatory evacuation plans. Pull yourself together and try (if possible, of course) to find one of them. So you can decide where to go and not spend precious time on useless Run Games in a circle.
Elevators and fire extinguishers
In no case do not use elevators. Stuck in an iron box in the middle of the building covered by the fire - the last thing you want. Then, forget about heroism. Have you ever used a fire extinguisher? You know exactly what to do? Most likely, a fire, you will create a fuss and threaten his own life.
Pull yourself together
Remember, time is literally minutes. This is especially true of fires in multi-storey buildings. The path to emergency exits first block the toxic fumes, and then the flame. Act consciously, do not waste time on useless fees.
Is it possible to pass through the smoke
Smoke travels at the speed of 20-25 meters per minute. Pass through a veil is dangerous: if the smoke could not see further than 10 meters, look the other way. You just do not have time to go to the other side, because the body will not sustain combustion products suffocation.
The stairs may have dense smoke rising from the upper floors. In this case, only one thing - making their way to the roof. Be sure to leave the door open, so that the smoke from the bottom continued eroding. On the roof of the move only on the windward side.