- - If the gas boiler vibrates or makes noises, or if the red light is on, DISCONTINUE USE until after it has been serviced.
- - Make a habit of checking the status of the electricity, gas, and oil facilities before going to sleep.
- - DO NOT ask children to turn oil-burning stoves on or off.
- - DO NOT leave the kitchen for long periods of time when using the stove, particularly when deep frying food.
- - Keep fire extinguishers appropriate for use at home and make sure you know how you use them.
At the Market
- - Have the building equipped with fire extinguishing facilities and conduct thorough inspections.
- - DO NOT keep large items in the entryway, so as not to block firefighters.
- - Cigarettes are often the cause of fires, so please be extra careful when smoking.
- - DO NOT install electrical facilities without the proper permission or with poorly organized wiring.
Eyes: Can see smoke and feel stinging sensation.
Ears: Can hear people shouting and the fire alarm ringing.
Nose: Can smell something burning.
Mouth: Can shout “Fire!” to inform other people of the fire.
Skin: Can feel heat.
Fire Evacuation Tips
- Create an evacuation plan in case of fire and practice fire drills at home with your family. If you master the fire evacuation plan, you will have a better chance of saving lives and property in the event of a fire. Wherever you are, whether at home or any public place, make sure you are always aware of the location of the nearest exit.
What to Do in Case of Fire
- Quickly inform others in the area of the fire.
- Yell “Fire!” or pull the fire alarm and evacuate.
- Quickly get out of the building (house).
- - In the event of a fire, evacuate as soon as possible in a direction leading away from the fire.
- - DO NOT hide out of fear.
- - DO NOT delay your evacuation to take personal items.
- - Once you are outside, DO NOT attempt to go back into the burning building.
- - DO NOT use the elevator; take the stairs instead.
- When you have evacuated to a safe place, call 119.
- - Clearly state the location (address or nearby large building or landmark) of the fire.
- - Be informed of tall buildings in the area at all times to make it easier for fire fighters to locate the fire.
Evacuating a Smoke-filled Building
- Using a handkerchief or a towel, cover your nose and mouth.
- Stay as low as possible.
- Place your other hand on the wall.
- Quickly move towards an exit.
When Trapped inside a Burning Building
- Do NOT open a door if the door knob is hot.
- Use towels to seal the cracks between the window sills and frames or between doors and door frames.
- Wave a towel outside a window as a to signal rescue workers.