We often refuse to understand that Fire can be dangerous even when is a small fire …
what about if you open your room or house door and fire and smoke are already there … in front of you … to this point it does not matter how big is the Fire, it does not matter if over that “fire wall” there are free stairs … what matter is that you are Trapped in that place!
In the accident described in the video and article (link on the bottom to this page) I am glad to say that all saved their life … but still two people went to the hospital (one of them is a small child). They escape from “the only evacuation way they had… “THE WINDOW” … in this case thanks to a “neighbouring roofs”.
Always consider the opportunity to have a secondary and safe way out! (EBE Emergency Building Evacuation plan)
You will probably (hopefully) never gat in such situation, but “never say never” … following some salient phrases from the interviewed people … Probably they also thought “it will never happen to me”
“In one minute I smelled smoke, opened my door and it was too late — had to head straight to the window,” he said. “I was fearing for my life, I had to get out of there. It was so intense, so quick, so fast.”
“Just a whole flame of fire, just fire and smoke. I couldn’t see nothing,” he said. “I jumped through the window around the back and waited until fire rescuers came and take me down from the other side of the building.”
Brooklyn Apartment Building Fire Forces Tenants To Jump From Windows « CBS New York.
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