Fire Safety – Stop, Drop and Roll

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Fire safety expert Patsieann Misiti discusses how to “Stop, Drop and Roll” if clothes catch fire.

    Patsieann Misiti

    Patsieann Misiti is the Outreach Specialist for the City of Alexandria Fire Department in Alexandria, Virginia. Her specialty is developing, promoting and implementing Fire & Life Safety Education programs which support the department’s mission of preventing loss of life and property. Patsieann is a member of the National Fire & Life Safety Educators, Virginia Fire & Life Safety Coalition and chairperson of the Alexandria Be Safe Coalition.

    Patsieann Misiti: Hi, I am Patsieann Misiti with the Alexandria Fire Department in Alexandria, Virginia. Today, we are talking about fire safety. Now, we are going to learn what to do if your clothes catch on fire. Stop, drop, and roll. Are you ready Brian?

    Like most of us, fire needs oxygen to survive. If your clothes catch on fire, we want the fire to go out. So never run, always roll. Brain is going to demonstrate how to stop, drop, and roll. Okay Brain, your clothes are on fire, drop to the ground, cover your face, and roll back and forth until the fire goes out. Alright, good job. If you do suffer burns, make sure you treat them with cold water. If the burns are serious, make sure to seek medical attention.

    Next, we are going to talk about how to operate a fire extinguisher.