What to do if in case of fire in building or vehicle? Where to report fire incidents in Qatar?

  • 4 months   ago

Behavioral biases and misconduct lead to the tendency of committing crimes, violating laws and breaching the moral values and ethics. They may grow to threaten others.

Here the Ministry of Interior (MoI) would like to light up some messages aimed at strengthening the right behavior, and protecting the juveniles from delinquency. These awareness guidelines would help to ensure security of the community and the nation.

How to Stop Vehicles Catching Fire Due to Summer Heat

The fire accidents in vehicles very dangerous as it results in major material and human losses. These accidents occur increasingly in the summer days due to high temperatures and the neglect of vehicles  as well as because of not checking the vehicles on a regular basis. Most of these accidents happen in the front side of the car.

For the safety from these accidents, the Ministry advise motorists to take all necessary precautions in such circumstances. The following guidelines were published by the MoI on Facebook regarding the safety of vehicles from fire:

• Check fuel tank and make sure presence of gasoline pump to detect any leakage of fuel which may lead to the occurrence of a fire and ensure the availability of radiator. 

• Conduct periodic maintenance of electrical wires and replace it in case of damage and not to stop the car near the generators or flammable materials, as well as not to smoke inside the station and the vehicle ..

• Inspect the vehicle before starting it (the engine, the bottom of the car and tires), and to ensure the presence of a fire extinguisher in the vehicle.

 

• The hotline (999) is specified for these situations for 24 hours in different languages. 

Evacuation During Fire

• Handle the situation calmly and wisely and don’t be panic. Approach the nearest exit after securing the area. Switch off electric devices and close the gas cylinder if it’s safe to do so.

• Cooperate for the mass evacuation of the place and making sure that no one is left behind.

• Get low on your knees! Go under the smoke to the nearest exit. Smoke will rise to the ceiling, leaving cooler, cleaner air close to the floor.

• Before opening any door must ensure the safety of the door handle, it may be hot or blistering. Be prepared to slam the door shut if heat or smoke rush in, and look for another way out. If safe, open the door to escape. As you escape, close all doors behind you to hold back toxic smoke and flames.

• In case of fire, always use the stairs to get out, never the elevator.

• Get out and Stay out. When a fire alarm sounds, don’t stop to get dressed or gather valuables. Never go back inside a burning building. Smoke is toxic and inhalation can kill you.

• If you can't exit an apartment building due to smoke or fire in the hallway, gather in a room with a window. Close all doors between you and the fire. Use duct tape or towels to create a seal around the door and over air vents in order to keep smoke from coming in.

• If possible, you should open your windows so fresh air can get in. do not break the window unless you have to. Wave a flashlight or light colored cloth at the window to let the rescue team know where you are located.

• It is important to pre-identify the emergency exits to make use of it in case of an emergency.

 

Always remember to call 999 service in case of a fire or any other emergency situation. Give them exact location house/flat No, building No, zone and street name/No for their quick arrival.

 

 

Types of Fire and Ways of Preventing It

The fire is broke out due to several reasons from different materials. The types of materials involving in fire are:

• SOLIDS such as paper, wood, plastic etc

• Flammable Liquids such as paraffin, petrol, oil etc.

• Flammable Gases such as propane, butane, methane etc.

• Metals such as aluminum, magnesium, titanium etc.

• Fires involving Electrical tools and apparatus

Source: Ministry of Interior

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