Site Map Icon
RSS Feed icon
March 24, 2018

Click for Saint Louis, Missouri Forecast

Newsletter Sign-up
Sign-up for newsletter & email updates
IAFF Local Newswire
Join the Newswire!
Updated: Mar. 24 (10:59)

Local 3169 Hosts CPR & Stop the Bleed Programs
IAFF Local 3169
Chester Firefighters Local 1400
Brother Flanscha and Brother Anthony Memorial Service
Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
LODD in FDNY and York PA
IAFF Local 274
Cambridge Fire Fighters
Honoring Fallen Service Members
Cambridge Fire Fighters
Surviving a House Fire
Updated On: Dec 27, 2007

Surviving a Fire in Your Home

Here are a few important steps to help you survive a fire in your home.

It's 3 a.m. and your smoke alarm sounds. What should you do?Stay Low To Get Out Alive

Don't waste valuable time getting dressed. Before leaving your room, feel the door for heat. If the door is hot, don't open it. Leave by your alternate exit. If you can't leave the room, take precautions to prevent smoke from entering the room. Place a towel or other materials at the base of all doors. Seal other openings, such as air registers as well. Then go to a window and call for help.

If the door is cool to the touch, open it carefully and be prepared to close it again if you encounter smoke. At this point you should institute your fire escape plan. If you can leave, but encounter some smoke, stay low and crawl on your hands and knees to the nearest exit. Remember, smoke and toxic gases rise. It is easier to see and breathe if you are close to the floor.

Once you are out, go directly to your meeting place and then call the fire department from a neighbor's house. Never re-enter a burning building.

Stop, Drop and Roll

Everyone must know what to do if their clothing catches fire. The best way to smother flames is to stop, drop and roll. Your reaction must be immediate. Never try to run because the flames will become more intense.

You must stop and immediately drop to the floor, and roll over and over to smother the flames. This may be difficult to do if you have some physical limitations, but is is crucial that you manage to lower yourself to the ground as quickly as possible. If you can't lower yourself to the ground, then a large towel or blanket can be used to smother the flames on your clothing.

If someone else's clothing is on fire, get them on the floor and smother the flames with a coat, blanket or rug.


Member Login


Not registered yet?
Click Here to sign-up

Forgot Your Login?
<< March 2018 >>
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Action Center

Contact Congress!
Enter Zip code:
UnionActive Newswire
Join the Newswire!
Updated: Mar. 24 (09:01)

IATSE Equality Statement
IATSE Local 478
In Case You Missed It
Teamsters local 570
In Case You Missed It
Teamsters Local 355
In Case You Missed It
Teamsters Local 992
AFL-CIO Legislative Update 3-22-2018
Laborers' Local 231
In Case You Missed It
Teamsters Local 888
Action Center
Community Fire Protection District
Copyright © 2018, All Rights Reserved.
Powered By UnionActive™

187676 hits since Nov 27, 2007

Top of Page image