Good morning, Mr Bryan Low, teachers and fellow students. In conjunction with the “Learn To Be Safe” Week, I am going to share with you some tips in case you are caught in a fire in a building.
Fires in buildings have killed many people. Many others have suffered mild or severe burns. When you are in a high-rise building, the first thing you should do is to make sure you know where the nearest fire escape is. You should take the time to read the fire evacuation notices. These notices will tell you what to do if a fire breaks out.
When you hear a fire alarm in a building, you should not think it is merely a fire drill and ignore it. Instead, you should leave the building quickly. You must not be panic by running around or screaming. Do not use the lift. Use the fire escape stairs.
If you are near a sink or have water with you, wet your handkerchief or a part of your clothing. Place this cover your nose and mouth. This will prevent the smoke from choking you. If the room you are in gets too smoky, keep as low to the ground as possible. Remember that hot air rises.
Keep these tips in mind and be safe always. Thank you.