Fire broke out last July 1, 2013 at a condominium building site located in Siglap. There were about three hundred construction workers around when the incident happened but fortunately, no one got hurt. The authorities are investigating the fire. Fire happens not only in commercial places but it can also happen in residential places. Families should know how to deal with fire when they face it.
Here are the things that the family should know when there is fire:
- Do not panic. When you face fire, it is important that you keep your cool and think. Panicking will not do you good. Panic will only cloud your judgment. You should clear your mind from fear and anxiety so you can think straight.
- If it is manageable, look for fire extinguishers or pail. If the fire is manageable, look for fire extinguishers and use it. If you do not have any, try to go and use a pail full of water then throw it in the fire.
- If it is uncontrollable, go out. If it is uncontrollable, you should leave it and go.
- Stay low and avoid inhaling smoke. You should stay low and crawl if possible to avoid inhaling the smoke. Smoke can suffocate you and it can kill.
- Head to the door. You should head to the nearest door. If the door is blocked by fire, try escaping through your windows.
- When you are outside, stay away from the fire. When you are out, you should maintain a safe distance from the fire.
- If you can afford it, you can install smoke detectors and sprinkler systems. To avoid fire from engulfing all your valuables, you should install smoke detectors and sprinkler systems.
You cannot foresee fire but when it strikes, better be ready. Surviving a house fire is possible if you know what to do.