Conflagration is an uncontrolled burning that threatens human
life, health, property or ecology. A conflagration can be accidentally
begun, or intentionally created (arson). Arson can be accomplished for
the purpose of sabotage or diversion, and also can be the consequence of
pyromania. During conflagration the property is damaged or destroyed by
fire. Sometimes the conflagration produces a firestorm, in which the
central column of rising heated air induces strong inward winds, which
supply oxygen to the fire. Conflagrations can result in casualties,
deaths or injuries, from smoke inhalation or burns.
Firefighting is the practice of attempting to extinguish a
conflagration, protect life and property, and minimize damage and
injury. One of the goals of fire prevention is to avoid conflagrations.
TO DO BEFORE
- Always take care on burning necked lamps.
- Do not smoke in Bed/throw burning buds here and there.
- Do not keep any Inflammable liquid items near the Hearth in
Kitchen.Ensure that all Electrical wiring in the house are goodEnsure
that Fire in the Kitchen have been put off before going to bed.
- Don't keep hay stock nearby the house.As far as possible, the
houses be constructed giving sufficient space.
- Don't play Crackers/Rockets/Bombs etc. near the house. These be
enjoyed under the supervision of senior and respectable person.
- Don't keep Match boxes/Lighter etc. at the reach of the children.
- Don't keep Agarbathi (Burning Sandal sticks/Diya) carelessly near
the photos of the God and Goddesses.
- Don't make Fire in the garden when wind is blowing.Close the
regulator of the Gas cylinder and the Gas stove properly and always use
original Pipe and avoid very old one.
TO DO DURING
In case of Fire accident, immediate information be given to Fire Station/nearest Police Station in the following Telephone Numbers :
i) Fire Station: Tel / Phone No. 101
ii) Police Station Tel - 100
- Give the correct address of the Fire premises and route.
- On hearing the Fire ALARM keep the road clear.
- Do not disturb the Fire Brigade during Fire Fighting.
- Gathering of Crowd makes Fire Fighting operation difficult.
- Shout for help in case of Fire and for rescue.
- Protect the personal belongings of the Fire victim being stolen
by ill hearted and narrow minded people.
- Help in evacuation of the fire burn victims to the Hospital for
WHAT TO DO AFTER
- If you are with burn victims, or are a burn victim yourself, call 9-1-1; cool and cover burns to reduce chance of further injury or infection.
- If you detect heat or smoke when entering a damaged building, evacuate immediately.
- If you are a tenant, contact the landlord.
- If you have a safe or strong box, do not try to open it. It can hold intense heat for several hours. If the door is opened before the box has cooled, the contents could burst into flames.
- If you must leave your home because a building inspector says the building is unsafe, ask someone you trust to watch the property during your absence.