Safety instructions

Fire detector in every home

According to the law there must be one fire detector/60 m² in every home. It is the resident’s responsibility to acquire and maintain the fire detectors.

In case of fire:

  1. Save yourself and those on immediate danger and warn other people.
  2. Extinguish the fire if it is small and there is no smoke. Don’t risk your own safety!
  3. Alert help by calling emergency number 112 from a safe place, preferably outside.
  4. Close the doors, windows and air conditioning. This prevents the spreading of fire and smoke. Also close the doors and windows that are on your exit path.
  5. Help the fire brigade by guiding them and making sure they have easy access to the location. Let them know if people are in danger.

The general emergency number is 112 – follow these instructions:

  • Make the call yourself, if you can.
  • Describe what has happened.
  • Tell them the exact address and town.
  • Answer their questions.
  • Follow their instructions.
  • Only end the call after you have received permission to do so.
  • Even if you have put out the fire yourself, make the call.

If there is a lot of smoke:

  • Exit the smoke-filled room by crawling on all fours. There is more oxygen and better visibility close to the floor.
  • You can protect yourself from heat with a thick blanket.
  • Protect your breath by breathing through a damp cloth.
  • Do not use the elevator, go down the stairs instead.
  • Do not enter a staircase filled with smoke.
  • Close the doors leading to fire and smoke.
  • If you can’t get out, go to the balcony or to the window to wait for the fire brigade.
  • If there is smoke entering the room, you can fill the gaps with wet cloths.
  • Draw the attention of the rescuers to yourself. Wave a piece of clothing, shout or call 112 and tell them your exact location.
  • If a door feels hot, do not open it. Heat is usually caused by fire. Choose another, safer exit route.

Once you get out of the burning building, never go back to get your belongings!