Fire safety is a responsibility shared by everyone. Fire is the most common danger in buildings. To understand the basic principles of fire safety and how to respond in such a situation might save lives and limit the damage to the buildings.
If you have firefighting training and without endangering your own physical integrity:
• Inform the command and control centre using the internal emergency number 253 60 10 10.
• Try to put out the fire using the means of first intervention at your disposal, fire extinguishers or a fire-resistant blanket.
• Try to move the combustible materials away from the fire.
In case you cannot control the fire
• Leave the area where the fire is located and close the door.
• Warn the people nearby to immediately evacuate the area.
• Remain in a safe place so you can guide the emergency teams towards the area where the fire is located.
If you do not have firefighting training, quickly inform the command and control centre using the internal emergency number 253 60 10 10 and wait in a safe place.
If you get trapped in a room
• If possible, inform the command and control centre using the internal emergency number 253 60 10 10.
• If possible, put wet clothes around or beneath the door to prevent the smoke from seeping into the room.
• Close as many doors as possible.
• If possible, alert the people outside the room of where you are.
• Use the back of your hand to check if the door is hot. If the door is hot or if there is smoke do not open the door.
• Do not try to save any personal belongings.
• Stay down so you can move through the smoke.