Do’s And Don’ts During The Fire Emergency

Do’s And Don’ts During The Fire Emergency

Fire safety is a fundamental consideration in building design and management, but unfortunately, one that is often overlooked causing many casualties in fire accidents. The team at Navair undertake various programs to educate and disseminate vital information on fire safety for the common folk who are unaware and uninformed. Below are a few tips shared by the experts at Navair for you to read and understand carefully.


  • Create a fire escape plan and designate a meeting place outside the building.
  • Keep the escape routes clear.
  • Make sure everyone in the family knows ways to escape from the building.
  • Evacuate quickly when a fire alarm or carbon monoxide alarm sounds, then reach for help.
  • Feel the flush door with the back of your hand before opening it; if it is hot, do not open it.
  • If you discover smoke during the evacuation, stay low to the floor.
  • Check for combustible liquids like gasoline, lighter fluid, and paint thinner that may have spilt.
    Thoroughly clean the spill and place containers in a well-ventilated spot.
  • Keep combustible liquids away from heat sources.
    If your home has sustained flood or water damage, safely get to the main breaker or fuse box and turn
    off the power.
  • Use the appropriate size and type of power cords to bear the electric load. Overloaded cords can
    overheat and induce fires.
  • Smell for leaky gas connections – if there is a gas leak, immediately leave the house and leave the
    fire rated wooden door open.
  • Check the gas system with a professional before turning it back on.
  • When using generators, adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines.
  • If there is a fire hydrant near your home, keep it clear of debris so that the fire department can
    easily access it.
  • If you have burn injuries, pour cold water on the affected area of your body.
  • Learn how to use the firefighting equipment installed on your property.



  • Never stand up in a fire; instead, crawl low under the smoke and cover your mouth.
  • Never return to a burning building.
  • Teach your children not to run away from firefighters.
  • If someone goes missing, inform the firefighters that they are prepared to perform safe rescues.
  • Keep the fire door closed because they limit the spread of fire/smoke when closed.
  • Never run cords under rugs or carpets where heat can accumulate or damage to a cord can go
  • Generators should never be connected to other power sources, such as power lines.
  • Never use a multi-plug to overload electrical circuits.
  • Avoid wearing loose or synthetic clothing when working with a gas burner/electric heater.
  • Before going to bed, remember to turn off the gas cylinder.
  • Do not park your vehicle or store anything that would obstruct access to fire fighting facilities on
    your property.
  • Make sure that everyone is aware of any hazards that may be present on the property.
  • Give emergency vehicles a way to get to the accident scene more quickly by not racing with fire trucks
    or other emergency vehicles.
  • Do not tamper with fire fighting equipment on your property.
  • Crowding at the scene of a fire may impede firefighting and rescue efforts.
  • Never hesitate to call the Fire Department in an emergency, no matter how minor.


As a result, it is critical to follow the do’s and don’ts in a fire emergency to reduce the risk of injury and save lives.

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