Wishes Diary considers the safety of life and property to be the foremost consideration. The sudden, unusual occurrence of fire causes great damage to our civilization. Do it yourself and share this special article with others on emergency firefighting tips before and after a fire so that we can all stay healthy and safe from the horrors of fire in the days to come. Only then the terrible accidents of the past will not be repeated. We hope that our efforts to live a fire-free life will be successful in your case. Therefore, put more emphasis on lifesaving than on money-saving, and shrewdly learn how to put out fires and handle them like a calm fire warrior.
How to be cautious before starting a fire?
A very common saying in our society regarding fire safety or any other accident prevention is, "This kind of incident doesn't happen all the time, why spend so much money on it!". In reality, such accidents happen very rarely, but no one knows when, how, or where an accident will happen! And since you don't know, it is not wise to burn your life, your family's life, your neighbor's life, and your whole life's achievements for some money. So we have to be careful before the fire. Remember these emergency firefighting tips on What to do before fire & burning?
1. Emergency Contact List: Save the phone number of the nearest fire service in the mobile phone of everyone in the house. You never know when you will need it, but you will thank yourself when you need it.
2. Make Stairs Wide: When building a house, widen the stairs so that in the event of a fire or an earthquake, everyone does not die on the stairs in a hurry. Separate fire exits should be provided if possible, especially in large shopping malls and apartments. We have to be careful about this, if we wait for someone, we will lose ourselves.
3. Fire Extinguishers Are Essential: Check whether large shopping malls or apartment buildings have fire extinguishers. If not, contact the authorities. If there is no response from them, then buy it if everyone subscribes. And if there is, then take care whether it has a period or not. Expired devices can do more harm than good.
4. Mandatory Fire Training: It is very important to give basic firefighting training to every person in all government, private, semi-government, autonomous offices, schools, colleges, and everywhere. the goodwill of the authorities will play a big role.
5. Keep The Entrance Comfortably Open: Do not place anything heavy in front of the house door, it will be difficult to get out when needed.
6. Care for Your Kitchen: Keep the kitchen window slightly open, so that gas leaks can escape through the window. Use exhaust fans if possible. Leave the fan on for a while before lighting the fire.
7. Regularly Check-Up Alarms: Install fire alarms at home, office, and apartment if possible. Check them every month or two.
8. Regularly Check Up On Electricity: Have the electrical connections checked by an experienced person after at least a few months. Don't use secondhand or fake switches, sockets, or cables to save money. If you arrange to ax your own feet.
9. Regularly Check-Up Fuel Cylinders: CNG-driven vehicles or if CNG, check the cylinders regularly and replace them when expired. There is no point in risking a car worth lakhs of rupees and your life to save a few thousand rupees. Also, the possibility of your car exploding on the road and endangering others is not excluded.
10. Isolate The Inflammable: under any circumstances, do not allow chemical stores or godowns in residential areas. You may not own the house, but the fire, neither the owner nor the tenant knows, not even the neighbors. So for their safety, they have to make arrangements to stop renting such shops in residential areas for the sake of money.
What to do in case of fire & burning?
If a fire still breaks out after all this, then remember the following essential 10 firefighting tips after fire and combustion. It doesn't matter if you take precautions or not, keep your cool when needed to put out the fire and save as many lives as possible from the fire.
1. Be Smart and Cool to Cope with The Situation: Despite all precautions, if a fire breaks out in your residence or a neighboring building, do not panic at all. Every step should be taken with a cool head. One wrong step can endanger the life of you or the whole family.
2. Just Survive: Forget money, TV, mobile, and documents at this time. A lot of people lose their most useful lives trying to retrieve 'necessary' things after a fire. If a building near you is on fire, call the fire brigade or 999 immediately without taking pictures or videos.
3. Shout and Warn Everyone: Warn and evacuate everyone from surrounding buildings to a safe distance. Contact the Electricity and Gas Office and ask them to turn off the electricity and gas in the area. Help the rescue workers as much as possible.
4. Keep A Cool Head and Work: Even if you get caught in the fire, try to understand exactly where the fire started in your building. Fire Brigade, call 999 as soon as possible. Don't fight fire without training. Close windows, and doors quickly. Block off all air intakes. Most people leave the windows open when there is a fire which is a huge mistake. You open the window and invite the fire to burn you with oxygen. Opening windows means more oxygen, the fire will burn as long as it gets oxygen.
5. Instant Escape: If there is a situation to escape, leave quickly without the greed for wealth. Do not jump from tall buildings while escaping. You are also wasting the chance of survival. Feel the heat with your hand before opening each door before exiting. If the fire is near, the door will be hot, in which case going out means jumping into the fire. Even if it's cold, open the door slowly. Go out with your eyes and ears open. Lock every door after exiting. But of course, if there are any helpless people, especially the elderly, children, or animals, try to rescue them humanely.
6. Use Stairs to Exit Tall Buildings: Don't take the elevator by mistake. If there is no possibility of exit or escape, try to keep the fire away as much as possible. Doors and windows may not be able to contain the fire for long. But as long as the doors and windows are closed the fire will stay away from you, if there is air the fire will come to you.
7. Keep Away from Flammable Materials: Stay away from wood, cloth, and cotton as much as possible. Lie down if you see smoke. Stay as low as possible. Don't make a mistake and run if you are caught on fire. Running means you are supplying oxygen to the fire. Lie down, and keep rolling. The fire will extinguish itself due to a lack of oxygen. If someone is on fire, wrap them in a fire blanket or heavy cloth and ask them to roll over.
8. Learn from Mistakes: Every major accident teaches a lesson, as well as shows us our mistakes. But instead of learning from mistakes, we are busy blaming the government, homeowners, shop owners, fire service, or the rest of us. And social media is there for all this. But no one does the most useful thing! We don't build fire escapes, reduce stair widths, fire alarms, or fire extinguishers at all to save money! We let chemical products stored under the house and godown. If there is a fire, this money, this wealth will be of which use?
9. Be Conscientious: Remember, as the law of nature tells, you will one day account for every death in a fire caused by your negligence or greed. Ask your conscience, what are you doing? Are you ready to take responsibility for the deaths of people who died because of your negligence and greed for money?
10. Responsible Life, Safe Life: take responsibility for your own and others. If we do not fix ourselves, the government will not be able to fix us even with a thousand efforts. Remember, the next cremation can be your area, your own home. We still have a chance to make amends, we should never waste that chance.