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IF YOU ARE CUT OFF BY FIRE

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Try to remain calm.

 

If you are unable to use the door because of flames or smoke, close the door and use towels or sheets to block any gaps. This will help stop smoke spreading into the room.

 

Try to make your way to the window.

 

If the room becomes smoky, crawl along the floor where it’s easier to breathe because smoke rises.

 

Attract attention of neighbors who can alert the fire fighters. Wait for them to arrive.

 

If you are in immediate danger and your room is not too high from the ground, drop cushions or beddings to the ground below your fall from the window. If you can, get out feet first and lower yourself to the full length of your arms before dropping.