Surviving a fire

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Today we are looking at a clip from Lifehacker:

https://lifehacker.com/sleep-with-your-door-closed-to-increase-your-chances-of-1829720822

Their advice for surviving possible house fires is to close your bedroom doors at night before you go to sleep. And this seems actually like a decent piece of advice because first if your place is burglarized at night then you want as much distance between you and a would-be thief.

Secondly after watching the clip it was interesting because the fire in the video was actually pretty severe. After about 1 minute and 20 seconds you could see smoke starting to affect the open bedroom. After about 3 minutes the Open bedroom was starting to turn dark from all the smoke and the first room was filled with smoke.  At 3:58 the open room went dark. 5:20ish the Living room went pitch black.

The second room was just starting to have indication of smoke around 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Basically a minute and 10 seconds later than the first room. About 5 minutes later this room was in bad condition. The light in the lower right corner was still visible at 6 minutes and 45 seconds.

So what I get from the video is that smoke rises very fast and the article points out a lot of the synthetic materials used increase the rate of flammability. But some furniture uses polyurethane foam which the article didn’t seem to straight out be in favor or against.

See this link.

https://www.today.com/home/newer-homes-furniture-burn-faster-giving-you-less-time-escape-t65826

The article mentioned that what used to take allow 17 minutes to escape now can go up in flames in 3 minutes.

Please have your family check out the Red Cross’s site and also discuss an escape plan. Crawl low, stop drop and roll, and get out.

Also check out this article and video:

https://www.today.com/video/fire-safety-can-your-bedroom-door-keep-flames-and-smoke-out-1344392259981?v=raila&

For more great articles also check out Jeff Rossen on Facebook and his Rossen Reports:

https://www.today.com/news/more/rossen-reports

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