to stay calm during fire
and not to panic.
But this is not practical
and it's impossible.
and reminders and tips are always there
telling people how to prevent fires
and what to do during fire alarms.
Checking electrical wirings regularly,
unplugging devices before going out of the house,
checking the stove if there are leaks, etc.
are very basic in preventing fires.
And in case of fire,
staying calm the whole time
sounds pretty good advice
for you can think easily of ways
to escape fires when you are calm.
But being calm during fire alarms
is not possible at all
no matter how hard you try.
Fire easily gets bigger and bigger
in just few seconds
especially when the house or structure
is made of light materials.
makes you lose your nerves
but it's not the fire
that makes the bigger problem.
Believe it or not,
it's the smoke.
Smoke gets in your eyes easily
even when you're yards away from fire
and when it does,
all you do is close them
and grope around like a blind man
to find your way out.
smoke won't let you breathe,
and it will choke you.
That's why smoke plays the bigger role
why people panic during fires
and not the fire itself.
Smoke even gets through walls
and into other houses or structures nearby.
And it spreads far wider
getting into people's eyes
and choking them in no time.
Everyone will be panic-stricken
and immediately go as far away
from the smoke as possible.
This is why a lot of things around the house
like furnitures and fixtures
are not saved and just burned to ashes
because it's hard to get around through smoke.
And in the end,
there will be so much damage.
The best thing to deal with fire
is always to prevent it from happening.