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  • - Hey guys, sorry I'm a little late.

  • Hey, what's up man?

  • - Sup, man?

  • - Becky still not here?

  • - Sorry guys, hello.

  • - Late again, as per usual.

  • Just holding it up, you know what I mean?

  • - You just got here.

  • - [Bearded Man] Let's roll, let's roll, come on.

  • - Oh!

  • (dramatic music)

  • (flames crackling)

  • - Here's the scenario, it's the middle of the night,

  • the fire alarm starts going off.

  • You're startled awake.

  • You notice a slight presence of smoke in the room.

  • What do you do?

  • - Well, how slight is slight?

  • If it's slight enough I can, you know, get some things.

  • Like my jeans, they don't make any more.

  • - Yeah or my old comic book collection, X-Men.

  • - It's imperative not to waste any time,

  • a fire can go from small to huge in a matter of minutes.

  • - [Narrator] One study showed that over 40 years ago

  • you had 17 minutes from the time the fire alarm went off

  • to safely exit the house.

  • Today, that amount of time is down to about three

  • or four minutes and it's suspected this is

  • because modern furniture burns quicker

  • because so many items are now made with synthetic materials.

  • - We need to hit it as quickly as possible.

  • Becky, let's do this!

  • - Oh.

  • - Get to the door.

  • You feel if it's hot with the back of your hand.

  • - It's good.

  • - If it's not hot, you open it.

  • - That's pretty easy.

  • - If it's hot?

  • - Ooh.

  • - Yeah, you don't open it.

  • - So what if it's just, kind of hot?

  • - Like, minimal.

  • - We could just go through it, right?

  • Yeah.

  • (flames bursting through door)

  • Yeah.

  • - Yeah, that's running a serious risk.

  • - That's fair.

  • - Alright, so what are we supposed to do if we can't exit?

  • Just sit here?

  • - Well, if you're unable to exit, your best option may be to

  • stay put, stay right where you are.

  • - Boring.

  • - Yeah, it's not boring, it's just terrifying.

  • - Smoke, in this case, is one of your biggest threats.

  • - [Narrator] Fire and smoke in a room diminish oxygen.

  • Under normal conditions the percent of oxygen in the air

  • is roughly 21%.

  • Even when this percentage is just slightly lowered to 16%

  • physical and mental ability become significantly impaired.

  • When available oxygen is estimated to be at about six to

  • 7%, death can occur within minutes.

  • But fire won't burn with that low

  • of an oxygen concentration.

  • - We just stay here, really?

  • We don't get to go like, run through fire?

  • - Do not run through the fire.

  • - Alright.

  • They do it in the movies so I just thought.

  • - Shh, no.

  • - First notify responders and then

  • focus on sealing out the smoke.

  • Here's what you need.

  • - [Narrator] Montage.

  • (upbeat music)

  • Foil! (foil crinkling)

  • (tape ripping) Duct Tape!

  • - [Female Narrator] Wet towel.

  • - Good job Becky.

  • - Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • - [Becky] You are so welcome.

  • - [Jeremy] Lay the towel against

  • the bottom crevice of the door.

  • Use the foil and tape to cover the air vents and cracks.

  • And you can hold a damp cloth against

  • your face to help filter smoke.

  • - So I still think we should try running through the fire,

  • I feel like the Rock would run through the fire.

  • I'm running through the fire.

  • (door opens)

  • (fire crackling)

  • - No!

  • No, stop trying to run through the friggin' fire.

  • - Alright so now the fire is in the room,

  • we can feel the heat, we have nowhere else to go.

  • What are we supposed to do?

  • - Well, in dire situation, a window

  • may also serve as an exit.

  • If the window is stuck and one feels

  • compelled to break the window,

  • please be mindful, this is incredibly dangerous.

  • - But also, really, really fun.

  • Like something the Rock would do, right?

  • - And very dangerous.

  • This type of scene may seem movie-like and exciting,

  • but it's actually your last resort.

  • Ideally you want to aim to take preemptive measures

  • so a situation like this does not occur in the first place.

  • - So if we made it to this point we're already in trouble?

  • - You're in serious trouble.

  • - Yeah, serious trouble.

  • - Is there any other kind?

  • (fire crackling)

  • Got it.

  • - I've actually had a situation where a guy panicked,

  • broke the window, cut his wrist,

  • and actually bled out by the time we found him.

  • - I don't wanna be that guy.

  • - Don't do that.

  • - There are a few safety measures to keep in mind.

  • First, find a cloth and wrap your hands.

  • Second, find a blunt object to break the window with.

  • (fire crackling loudly)

  • (window shattering)

  • (intense music)

  • (ambulance wailing)

  • - I still feel like I could make

  • running through the fire, right?

  • - No.

  • (laughing)

  • - My mentality is, what would the Rock do?

  • And I feel like the Rock would just do it, you know?

  • - We're gonna cut, boom.

  • (chill music)

- Hey guys, sorry I'm a little late.

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3 Ways To Survive A House Fire

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    Amy.Lin posted on 2020/04/03
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