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How And When To Use Stop, Drop and Roll

How And When To Use Stop, Drop and Roll

Contra Costa County Real Estate | East Bay Homes

How And When To Use Stop, Drop and Roll

Posted by marketing
28 May 2019 | Blog

Almost everyone has heard the safety mantra, “Stop, Drop and Roll.” But do you know how and when to use it? Knowing what to do can save lives, so it’s important that you know how to properly use this method.

Stop, Drop and Roll is for Fire, Right?

This technique is not an answer to all situations with fire. It’s a method specifically for use when your clothing or something on your body is on fire. Using Stop, Drop and Roll under any other circumstances could be very dangerous. That’s why this should only be used by a person whose clothes are on fire.

Never “Stop” when you hear a smoke alarm; if that happens, immediately go outside. Once outside, then use Stop, Drop and Roll.

Stop

If your clothes should catch on fire, it’s important that you first stop what you’re doing. Don’t run or panic since this can make the flames worse.

Drop

Once you’ve stopped, you’ll need to drop to the ground as soon as possible.

Roll

On the ground, roll over- switching direction both ways, and cover your face with your hands. Try to keep your legs as straight as possible as you continue rolling back and forth in order to put the fire out.

A towel or blanket can also be used to help smother flames while you or someone else is rolling on the ground. If you or someone does catch fire, remember to call 911 right away to get medical help. There may be severe burns that will need medical treatment as soon as possible.

Be ready for fire accidents in your home. Make sure that all smoke alarms are in working order, have you fireplace and chimney inspected and cleaned regularly, and create home exit plans in case of a fire. This way, your family will be prepared to stay safe in an emergency and know exactly what to do.  

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