- In the event that a fire does occur in your home, get out immediately and call 911 from an outside location. Never run back into a burning building. Keep the following tips in mind:
- Before exiting a room, feel the door with the back of your hand. If the door is hot, use a different exit.
- If there is smoke, crawl on your hands and knees towards the closest exit, keeping your self no higher than one to two feet from the floor.
- If you are trapped inside a room, try to block smoke from entering by stuffing blankets or rugs under the door. Take a flashlight or sheet and wave it from a window to signal for help.
See the U.S. Fire Administration’s Web site for fire safety tips specifically geared towards kids.
For more information on fire safety in San Francisco, visit the San Francisco Fire Department’s Web site. You’ll also find a list of fire station locations, as well as details on the Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) Training Program.