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Fire Safety

Fire Safety

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Type of fireWhat to doOn wood, paper orclothes- Pour water- Cover thick woolen clothOn oil in a frying pan - Shut out the heat source and cover the pan with a lidElectric fire- Switch off the main and put sand on the fireBig fire
- Raise an alarm and run out of the house immediately.- Do not wait to collect your possessions.- Never hide inside a bed or in a cupboard.- If you are in a multi-storied building use the stairs torun down and do not use the lift.- Call the fire brigade (It is a FREE SERVICE)
Usage of match boxes :
Strike matches away from the body.
Keep a lighted match ready beforeturning the knob of a gas burner.
Stoves should be placed on a raisedplatform and not on the ground.
Connect only one electric plug in a socket.
Storage shelves should be away from the burner so that you donot have to lean over the flame to fetch the items.
Never play with children or allow children to play in the
Do not keep a lighted stove or burner near a gas cylinder.
Always close the regulator when the gas is not used.
Replace the rubber tubes regularly so that it does not leak.
Never place the cylinder in a horizontal position. Keep itvertical.
Good house keeping with proper arrangement of furniture,vessels and kitchen arrangements itself is a good fire safetymeasure.In case of a gas leak from the LPGCylinder :
Do not take any naked flame or allow aspark if you smell a gas leak.
Do not operate any electrical switch asthe spark it causes may result in anexplosion and a fire.
Open the door and windows and allow the gas to escape (LPGis heavier than air and so it tends to settle down on the ground orfloor level)
If it is possible try to remove the leaking cylinder to a safe andopen place so that the gas goes out and escapes.In case of a fire in aCinema Hall :
When you enter theauditorium check where the normal exitsand where theemergency exits are.
Rush out as soon as possible, through the exits and reach a
place of safety.
Do not panic.
If there is smoke, lie on the floor as a smoke is usually lighterthan air and tends to float. Crawl on the floor on all fours near thewall, if the place is filled with smoke.
Use the stairs while running down.
Do not smoke in the auditorium, toilet, refreshment halls etc.
See where thefire extinguishersare and use them to put outthe fire.
Safety tips against firein Hotels:
Ask the porter /room boy about theordinary as well asemergency passages,particularly the escaperoutes in the event of afire.
Find out the nearest escape route from your room.
Carrying and using liquids which are inflammable constitute afire hazard.
Electrical equipment must not be adjusted or altered withoutthe permission of the management.
Do not smoke in the bed.
In case you smell smoke, raise an alarm.
On the outbreak of fire, do not panic. You may sometimes besafer in your room.
Leave the hotel by the staircase.

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