When fire is happening every second counts. In less than 35 seconds a small blaze can get entirely out of control and turn into a major fire
Have a Plan
Every home and family should have a fire evacuation plan. Coincidental home fires by their very nature can catch people unawares. Without an escape plan you are placing the lives of everybody in your home in jeopardy.
Plan your movements before a fire occur!
Draw your escape plan now!
- Target and practice your plan.
- If your home grabs fire: STAY LOW, GET OUT and STAY OUT!
- If your clothing catch fire: STOP, DROP, COVER and ROLL until the flames are extinguished.
Any strive to fight the fire must always be subsidiary to life safety. Circumstances will clearly dictate whether fire fighting should be attempted. Any attempt to fight the fire must be based upon the type and degree of training received in the use of fire fighting apparatus available on the premises.
Regular fire drills will ensure that the evacuation procedure fulfills its aim satisfactorily and will highlight any area which may need to be reviewed.
The target of expel all buildings is to attempt to carry out a roll call. Operating procedures within some schools (mainly median and high schools) may make it approximately impossible to say with any gradeÂ of certainty that “all persons are considered for.” In these cases, management may decide to operate a ‘floor warden’ scheme. This delegates functionÂ to members of staff to quickly search each floor (all rooms, including toilets) and to report to the a appointed Â person that their floor is clear. Where this procedure is in operation it is not necessary to evacuate all buildings.