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Fire Effects


Most fires produce an immense amount of smoke that is highly toxic. In fact, smoke is responsible for more fire fatalities than flames. A Smoky fire can have the following effect on humans:

  • Within 30 seconds- Disorientation
  • Within 2 minutes -Unconsciousness
  • Within 3 minutes -Death

Timing is critical during a fire. To ensure your safety, you must know how to prevent and respond to any fire emergency.


May 2011
Revised November 2014