Each year there are no less than 300,000 fires in France. And according to the Ministry of the Interior, one in three French people will be confronted with a fire at least once in their life. GREAT ATMOSPHERE! This is why it would be more than useful to know the recommendations of our saviors: the firefighters. Because you’re not going to google what to do in case of fire when your room is at 600°C.
This top will be illustrated with photos of super hot fires.
1. Sleep with the doors closed
- 1 1. Sleep with the doors closed
- 2 2. Being able to move around your house blindfolded
- 3 3. Make sure everyone knows what to do in the house/building in case of fire and where to meet once you are safe and sound
- 4 4. Teach your children not to be afraid of firefighters
- 5 5. Pay attention to your electrical installation
- 6 6. Watch out for the gear in your kitchen
- 7 7. It is not necessarily advisable to leave where you are in case of fire
- 8 8. Paradoxically, the flames are far from the most dangerous element in a fire
- 9 9. Be careful not to open any door in case of fire
- 10 10. Learn to crawl on the ground
- 11 11. If your hair or clothes catch fire, you can put out the flames by rolling on the ground
Insofar as most fires break out at night surprising us in our sleep, a closed door will limit the spread of flames and the inhalation of smoke it is therefore a reflex which certainly prevents the movement of the cat but limits the breakage in case of tragedy.
2. Being able to move around your house blindfolded
With the flames and the smoke in a fire situation you can’t see anything. To find a way out, it is preferable that you know perfectly the place in which you live or at least that you have the reflex to do some basic scouting in a place that you do not know and where you are about to sleep.
3. Make sure everyone knows what to do in the house/building in case of fire and where to meet once you are safe and sound
We don’t always think of developing an evacuation plan everywhere we go, and yet we should. That said, it can be a fun thing to do with your kids and it’s a vital time saver in the event of an accident.
4. Teach your children not to be afraid of firefighters
Certainly they have an impressive outfit that can freak children out, but if the children are afraid of them it can slow down a rescue. So might as well prepare them a little.
5. Pay attention to your electrical installation
An installation that is not up to standard is very punk but it is also very dangerous. It is even the cause of 25% of domestic fires. Also be careful not to overload your sockets, or use multi-sockets in cascades (essential information to be found in our top mistakes not to make with multi-sockets).
6. Watch out for the gear in your kitchen
The kitchen also comes from the most common causes of fires. 20% of domestic fires break out there and for good reason there are many heating appliances that can go up in smoke. In particular, avoid plugging in a lot of devices at the same time.
7. It is not necessarily advisable to leave where you are in case of fire
It is a natural reflex but which is not necessarily welcome. Admittedly, it’s very scary to find yourself trapped in the flames, but in this case the best thing is still to find the place least affected by the flames, even if it means locking yourself in a room (a door can resist an hour at large flames), moisten the door and cover your nose.
8. Paradoxically, the flames are far from the most dangerous element in a fire
Certainly the flames can burn but what kills the most in a fire is the intoxication by the fumes. The little oxygen that remains is consumed by combustion, and carbon monoxide is released. Keep that in mind.
9. Be careful not to open any door in case of fire
Indeed, in a fire situation, it is essential to check if a door is hot before opening it because this can mean that flames are hiding behind, so do not venture there.
10. Learn to crawl on the ground
This requires knowing how to crawl at home, do not hesitate to do the exercise you will see that it is not so simple. However, it is very useful because this means of transport allows you to stay below the smoke and therefore to inhale it as little as possible.
11. If your hair or clothes catch fire, you can put out the flames by rolling on the ground
If it happens to someone near you who panics (and there is reason to panic) you can smother the flames quickly with a towel or any other thick type object.