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.
Revised November 2014