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Fireman's Prayer

When I am called to duty God wherever flames may rage Give me the strength to save some life whatever be its age help me embrace a little child Before it is too late or save an older person from the horror of the fate. Enable me to be alert and Hear the weakest shout and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out. I want to fulfil my calling and to give the best in me to guard my every neighbour and protect his property and if according to your will I have to lose my life please bless with your protecting hands my children and my wife. Amen.

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KNOW 10 - STEPS TO FIRE SAFETY

It  is  an  established  fact  that a greater  percentage  of  fire  outbreaks  could  have  been avoided  if proper  fire  safety procedures  were  routinely  complied   with. The  following  tit-bits are  aimed  at  educating the  public on  how  to properly  plan  the  home to avoid  fire outbreaks. It  is  also  aimed  at   allaying the fear of  the  public  during  fire  outbreaks.   

Fires if detected early can be extinguished effectively using fire extinguishers.

SMOKE DETECTORS

Detectors are early warning devices that warn you of a fire outbreak.

  • Ideally every floor should have one

  • Install in bedrooms or offices for early warning

  •   Change batteries twice a year

  •   Test regularly

PLAN AN ESCAPE - A good housekeeping means planning a safe and quick escape

  •   Have a plan of action. Take into account any disability

  • Place a written plan on your refrigerator or behind your door

  • Have a safety/meeting place in case of fire

  • Keep a whistle, flashlight or towel for signalling out

CLOSE BEDROOM DOORS WHEN SLEEPING

  •  A closed door keeps out fire and smoke up to 20 minutes

 GET OUT

  • Don’t waste time taking valuables along

KNOW TWO WAYS OUT

  • Have a plan

  • Know all exits out of the building

  • Try out two exits to see if they are accessible to you

  • Never use elevator/lifts, they may lead you to the fire floor

CRAWL OR GET DOWN LOW

  • Crawl on the floor to get out when you hear the alarm and the room is engulfed with smoke

  •  If you can’t crawl, get as low as possible. Clean, good air is nearest the floor.

 DOORS ARE FIRST, WINDOWS ARE SECOND

  •  First feel the door with the back of your hand

  •   If it is not hot, go out this way

  •  If the door is HOT, use windows as a second exit

GO TO THE "SAFETY PLACE”

  •   If you are unable to leave the building, go to a “Safety place.”

  •   Keep yelling, making noise, or blowing a whistle until someone rescues you or reassures you that you’re safe

 CALL  192

  • Call the Fire Service on 192 and give your exact location.

     PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!

  • Practice your plan

  • Count doors or stairs to familiarize yourself with your exit areas, so you can escape at night.

    Remember to PRACTICE ESCAPING TWO WAYS OUT

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