WHAT SHOULD I DO IF THERE IS A FIRE?
When there is a fire at home, everything in us screams "panic". But thoughtful and calm action can save lives now. If you know the rules of conduct, you feel safer in case of fire and can react calmly. We have summarised for you what to do if there is a fire.
- The first thing to do is to stay calm and avoid panic.
- Leave the house as quickly as possible - and only then call the fire brigade.
- In dense smoke, move on the ground, as the concentration of toxic smoke is lowest near the ground.
- Another danger are the so-called backdrafts: The smoke ignites in a huge jet of flame.
- Before leaving a room, therefore, check whether the door is hot and smoke is seeping through the cracks. If this is the case, avoid opening the door.
- Leave the house by the shortest route. If you live in a multi-storey house, use the stairs!
- Never go back into a burning house. You can get help from the professional forces of the fire brigade.