Do you know, every year approximately 180 0001 human deaths occur due to fires and burns. And another million people are disabled or disfigured by the severe burns. Life becomes even more difficult for the survivors as they have to live with their disabilities for their entire remaining life.
Burns caused by hot liquids, chemicals, or electricity are even more severe and these types of burns leave people either dead or severely injured with disabilities.
If you take a look at the main causes of these burns, these things belong to our everyday life. We actually cannot live without these things like electricity, and that’s why there are chances we end up in meeting these types of risks in our everyday life.
Majority of the causalities at the time of fire-outbreak happen due to the lack of training.
People do not know how to react when such an incident occurs we end up in losing lives or being seriously injured.
We can certainly avoid these severe injuries and deaths caused by fire outbreaks and burns by following a few simple safety tips. Here are top 10 safety tips you need to remember when there is an occurrence of the fire outbreak.
The fire safety trainings raise awareness of fire hazards in the workplace and train you how to react safely in the event of an emergency fire situation, including selecting and using a fire extinguisher. These types of trainings make you aware of few important tricks and techniques which are proven to be life-saver in the cases of fire outbreaks at workplaces or at home.
Undergoing these trainings is not sufficient if you are not practicing it regularly. You should keep talking with all family members about a fire escape plan and if possible, practice the plan twice a year.
Installation of Smoke Alarms is a technological solution. This can prevent the fire-outbreaks by giving appropriate signals raising alarms and so helps to avoid the injuries. This prevents people from getting trapped into the fire or smoke by alerting them using a loud noise. This gives people sufficient time to escape from before the fire spreads. All the new residential apartments, educational buildings, and corporate offices are implemented with such types of systems but it is also important to regularly maintain these systems and keep them up to date.
Installation of these systems into older apartments is also important as there are more chances of such incidents than the new apartments.
Water heaters are commonly used household instruments. Temperature regulation in these water heaters prevents infants and children from serious heat-related injuries. Skins of the infants or children are sensitive and therefore the injuries make their and parents’ life very difficult.
You can virtually eliminate this risk by lowering the set of temperatures. Although some of the states regulate this temperature set by law to the defined safe-level at 50°C while manufacturing itself, you also need to monitor it considering your daily needs according to the weather.
We are completely out of the world while we are sleeping. In the cases of fire-outbreak, while everyone is sleeping, it becomes too late when we realize the situation. To prevent the major losses, we must use flame- retardant sleepwear while going to bed at the end of the day. Burns, especially to children from their night clothes catching fire from contact
with stoves or heaters, can be eliminated by a change in the type of fabric and close fitting of them.
The first and far-most thing after you see the fire-outbreak is to think how you can prevent it from spreading. This may include sprinkling/throwing water or any such activity. In case you think it is going beyond your control, escape from that area or leave the apartment immediately without waiting for another moment.
In case the fire is out broken, GET OUT of the apartment as soon as possible and yell out loudly to seek the attention of other people. If you live in the buildings, never ever use elevators to get down or get to the refugee area. Remember that fire always fumes upside. So if your escape route is going through the smoke, lower your faces and cover them as much as possible while going through the smoke.
While escaping, it is possible that your clothes catch fire. Don’t run here and there. Running will only help the fire to burn faster. Just drop yourself on the ground, cover your face and roll over the ground until the flames completely stop.
People often tend to go inside the fire for the things or their loved ones like family members, pets, and so forth. Remember one rule, NEVER EVER GO BACK INSIDE THE FIRE for anything or anyone until the fire goes down. Anything and everything can be recovered but NOT your life. Let the fire- safety officials do their job and try avoiding going inside the fire again.
Help people who require immediate assistance like infants, old people, people with disabilities, and so forth.
After the fire is controlled by the fire-safety officials, pay attention to how you are handling stress. Do not go inside the apartment while fire is still fuming or let the fire-safety department know about the active fumes as soon as possible. Discard any food that has been exposed to heat or smoke.
These 10 fire-safety tips can prevent losses occurred by fire-outbreak in the house or at workplaces.
Emily loves to write on issues related to Health. She has been in this industry for 5+ years and specialises in writing educative content on Health. She loves to read trending news to keep her updated!
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