The New York City Fire Department recently paid a special visit to our Staten Island Day Habilitation Program. There was no fire – but individuals who attend the day program wanted to learn more about fire safety. In addition to learning standard fire safety procedures, they had a chance to ask questions about what to do in a fire if you have a disability.
Q: What if I’m physically unable to “stop, drop and roll” if I’m on fire?
A: Have a staff member or family member do that for you, or wrap yourself, or get yourself wrapped tightly in a blanket to limit the oxygen to the fire.
Q: What if I cannot get out during a fire?
A: Stay put, scream “Fire” and also indicate where you are trapped
Q: What if I’m using the bathroom during a fire?
A: Get out immediately. Worry about cleaning up later. Life safety is most important.
Thank you to FDNY for the helpful presentation!