Fire emergency procedures. Wow.. SIX steps, I wonder if there really IS a fire, what would I REALLY do.... lets go through one by one shall we? Lets imagine sweet little young boy like Robin caught up in the middle of the fire.
EXTINGUISH THE FIRE
Alright, everyone must have had a special fantasy of being a hero, most popularly Superman, who would jump in disasters like fire emergency and save the day. But the truth is, I am no Superman. Superman has fire-proof dick, but mine is vulnerable and may turn into charcoal. What I should be telling myself in times of crisis like this is "move your HEAVY ASS away from the fire as FAR and as FAST as possible". The danger lies in the fire itself, to fight it with a fire extinguisher, I risk myself going nearer to it. I am only 21, though I may very well miss my opportunity to be a hero, I am just not ready to get my dick fried.
If my friends are trapped in the building caught in large flames, I shall "consider" running into the fire to get them off the building. If my family is in that building, I will "most definitely" go right into the building, and save them with whatever and however ways I possibly can.
But.. if a superbly HOT chick is stuck somewhere in there, and calling out desperately for my help, even if the whole building in falling down, I would not have any second thoughts and dive right into the flames for her.
Wahahahahhaaa.. ok ok, that was wrong and I was just kidding. Do not misjudge me. Of course I risk my life for my girl (if I have one) first, then my family and friends. No no to strangers
CLOSE DOORS AND WINDOWS
This is just plain silly. I am imagining myself in a shopping mall now, and suddenly the whole place is catching up with fire, and everyone starts to panic. Would it not be a wise decision to let the doors and windows and whatever passage there is leading outside the building WIDELY OPEN so that everyone can get out? Alright, closed doors have fire resistance properties and may slow down the spreading rate of the flames, but hey, what if someone is left behind, and would not a closed door slow down the exit process?
Who cares, more caring and responsible citizens would have done that, and there is no need for everyone to call in the fire department all at once.
First thing: Move my heavy ass OUT of the building. Second thing: Move my heavy ass as FAR AWAY as I can from the building.
You know those movies where they have the entire building hijacked by the bad guys, usually the buildings end up with MASSIVE explosion !!! And everything in the building and AROUND it would be blown to shreds. Gosh, there is no way I would stay on. Well, maybe just a quick few picture snaps of the actions there for the purpose of blogging and go off to a safer distance away from the blast radius.
And finally this is my favourite one:
In case of fire SHOUT FIRE !!! If someone does say it out loud, "FIRE !!!" I would gladly respond loudly "Earth, Wind, Water, Heart !!!" When your powers combine, I am Captain.....
Ok... that was utterly lame, but get the idea? If there is a serious need to alert everyone on the building in case of fire and other relevant emergencies, there are MORE EFFICIENT and smarter alternatives than just shouting.
If I see fire, if no one has already done so, I will break the glass. The emergency alarm will be activated, and I believe this is a much better way to alert everyone on the rising emergency.
Well, all those above are just my thoughts and "possible" response if I really come face to face with real fire emergency. Things may turn out differently in reality of course.
So in case of fire, will you shout fire?