Fire is an emergency situation that can cause a great deal of damage in a short period of time. When you are faced with the task of putting out a fire, it can be very difficult to know where to start. Luckily, we have outlined five steps that will help you put out this fire!
1) Ensure your home has no power sources or running machinery – if there is any chance for sparks or flames, turn them off immediately.
2) If possible, remove flammable materials from inside and outside the property (paint cans, furniture etc).
3) If it’s safe to do so (i.e., have someone else do it), call 00 as soon as possible.
4) If you have a garden hose, wet down the area surrounding the fire. If there is no water source nearby or if it’s not safe to do so, gather as many buckets of water as possible and pour them on top of the flames.
Finally, never spray your own face with water when putting out a fire! Be sure that you are only directing streams at the actual flames until they go out completely before turning off any sources of flame outside your property (even cigarette butts).