What to do in case of a fire?
- Save yourself and those in immediate danger and warn other people.
- Put out the fire if it is small and there is no smoke. Don’t risk your own safety!
- Alert help by calling emergency number 112 from a safe place, preferably outside.
- Close the doors, windows and tun off air conditioning. This prevents the spreading of fire and smoke. Close also the doors and windows that are on your exit path.
- 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.
How to make an emergency call to 112
- Call the number yourself if you can.
- Describe what has happened.
- Tell them the exact address and town.
- Answer their questions.
- Follow the instructions given.
- Only end the call after you have received permission to do so. Even if you have put out the fire, make the call.
If there’s 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.
- 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.