Fire Safety - Drill

Hillwoods School Gandhinagar organised a ‘fire safety drill’ on June 28, 2019. The members from the fire department Mr. Sahid M Shaikh and team informed the gathering about some important and emergency helpline numbers like 102 for Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad and 108 for calling ambulance, 112 for contacting fire brigade and so on. He emphasised upon the three elements responsible for causing fire, that are – Air (Oxygen), combustible material, ignition temperature so fire can be extinguished : by removing fuel or by cooling or by cutting oxygen supply.He also told ‘What do ABC ratings mean for Fire Extinguisher. Class A rating fire extinguishers are effective against fires involving paper, wood, plastics etc. Class B rating fire extinguishers are effective against flammable liquids like oil, petrol, kerosene etc. One must avoid pouring water instead it should be put down by using a wet cloth or sand if fire extinguisher is not available.Class C rating fire extinguishers are effective against fires in lice electrical equipments. In such situation only fire extinguishers are the most effective mode for ceasing fire. The practical demonstration done by the team members were the most interesting part of the drill and children also tried there hand out on many drills performed in the open playground. It was interesting, informative and educative drill for everyone.

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