What to do in the event of a fire

If you’re inside a house during a house fire, you’ll have about 3 minutes to get out before the situation becomes critically dangerous.

The following is a quick guide to help you in the event of a fire:

Tip 1: If there are others in the house, alert them, shout out “FIRE” multiple times.

Tip 2: If there is smoke, you should crawl on your hands and knees. The smoke will fill up the upper half of the rooms first and is extremely toxic to breathe in.

Tip 3: If you are able to, you should close doors behind you – this will slow down the rate of the fire spreading.

Tip 4: If you’re unable to open a window, use a heavy object such as a chair to smash it open – never use your arms and legs.

Tip 5: As soon as its safe enough, call your local fire department – authorities should be alerted as soon as possible.