What To Do In Case of A Fire?

One of the most common types of accidents in the premises is a fire. There are many factors that can trigger a fire. It can start from a candle left lit or wires short circuiting. Depending on the circumstances, the website of Russo, Russo, & Slania reveals that it is generally the duty of the property owner to ensure a safe environment for their tenants. When you find yourself caught in a fire accident, here are some tips on what to do:

1. Keep calm
First things first, don’t panic. When you panic, you will not be able to think clearly. Just keep calm.

2. Know your way out
You should have an idea of where the exit points are or how you can get out of the room. The idea is to get outside quickly and in the safest possible manner. If one of the exit points is blocked, you should know the location of the others.

3. Evacuate
Before anything else, sound the fire alarm. If you are in a building with several floors, DO NOT USE THE ELEVATOR. Find the nearest evacuation route. Save anyone who is in danger. Exiting through the door is your first priority but if it is impossible, you can also escape from the windows. If there are collapsible evacuation ladders, use them especially if you are located in the upper floors of the building.

4. Stay Low
If there is smoke, stay low to the ground as you make your way out of the building. The smoke and poisonous air are more potent than the flames. By staying low, you will breathe less smoke. You can crawl under the smoke using your hands and knees.

Property owners can conduct fire drills once in a while. This way, they can help their tenants act quickly during a fire accident. Likewise, they should conduct regular inspections of their properties if there are loose wires or other fire triggers.

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