Each year, hundreds
of people are killed or seriously injured from burns received
when their clothing catches fire. Many of these fatalities
and serious injuries could be prevented if the proper procedures
The "Stop, Drop & Roll" Technique is relatively
simple to follow. It is important that our senior citizens
and small children be instructed in this technique as
it is these two groups who are statistically most susceptible
to clothing related fires.
If your clothing catches
fire, immediately stop. DO NOT RUN, or try to pat
out the flames with your hands.
Immediately drop to the floor or ground and lay out flat.
Once on the ground or floor, roll over and over smothering
the flames as you roll. If a blanket, rug or large jacket
is available it can be used to wrap the body, also smothering
STOP, DROP and ROLL can
save your life!