Here are some tips from for fire safety in high rise apartment buildings to safeguard them during and after a fire accident:
Building Fire Safety systems
Builders should install fire detection systems and other safety measures in the apartment buildings. It’s good to have safety measures and be prepared every time.
Be aware of evacuation plans
Quick evacuation saves lives in the case of fires! All residents in flats should learn about the evacuation plan of the apartment building and have regular plans put in place according to the requirements. They should know for sure about the stairs and the exit ways from the building.
Fire Safety Sessions and Fire Drills
In apartments, fire safety sessions & Fire drills should be held at least once every six months so that residents will know how to use fire-fighting devices.
Keep emergency contacts saved
Save emergency contacts of the fire department, hospitals nearby in your mobile and tag them properly, so that you can easily find these numbers in case of an emergency.
Do’s and Don’ts in a Fire Emergency:
Urgently call the Fire Department and Ambulance.
Alert everyone quickly and move them towards the fire exit
Make use of the stairs instead of the lift.
During the evacuation ensure to feel doors for heat before opening them.
Stay low to the ground, especially your head, to reduce inhalation exposure in case of smoke exposure.
Prevent smoke and fire from getting into your room by using towels, blankets or spare clothes to block the gaps in the door if you are trapped in your room or building during the fire.
Don’t panic or run if you catch fire on your clothes. It will only make the fire burn faster causing more injuries or burning. Roll on the ground to help extinguish the fire.
Never panic during a fire breakout! Just follow these steps and instructions from the authorities during natural disasters. Make it a point to check with your builder for the fire safety measures.
Stay safe and happy!