Five Dead As Fire Breaks Out At A Bar In Bengaluru! Here Are Some Do’s & Dont’s To Keep You Safe In Case Of A Fire Hazard

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A fire that broke out at a bar and restaurant in the wee hours of Monday at the Kalasipalya market area in Bengaluru killed five workers who were sleeping inside.

Fire officials said all five might have died of asphyxiation.

State home minister R Ramalinga Reddy said in a statement, “The Kailash Bar fire accident could have been averted had there been a second exit door in the commercial establishment”.

After visiting the spot, Reddy said, “Preliminary investigations have revealed that the bar had only one entrance. The victims are all employees of the bar. They could not come out as the fire had broken out near the entrance around 2.30 am, they were trapped as there was no fire exit or a second door”.

The minister directed the fire services department to review the implementation of fire safety norms in all commercial establishments across the city.

Hopefully, these few tips can keep help you prevent a fire, keep it from spreading, and keep you and your family safe.

DO’s:

  • Know the location of fire extinguishers, exit routes and the nearest manual fire call point.
  • Make yourself conversant with the type of fire extinguisher and its operation.
  • Keep your workplace clean and tidy. Do learn by heart the important telephone numbers of fire control room i.e. 444/555 and use of safety equipment such as fire extinguishers & personal protective equipment.
  • Do inform fire department about the accidental use of fire safety equipment such as fire extinguishers.
  • Do report all fire/non-fire emergencies to your area in charge and fire station.
  • Do shout ‘FIRE-FIRE’ in case you notice the outbreak of fire.
  • Do practice no smoking in the workplace and where the ‘No Smoking’ signs are displayed.

DON’Ts:

  • Don’t use open flames/carry out hot work in the areas where hazardous gases/chemicals are stored unless authorised.
  • Don’t remove portable extinguishers from their assigned location except in case of fire.
  • Don’t obstruct/block aisles, exits, hose cabinets, portable fire extinguishers or sprinkler valves.
  • Don’t fiddle with the various facilities until and unless you are authorised to do so.
  • Don’t use fire safety equipment for any other purpose, other than they are meant for.
  • Don’t store chemicals near the source of heat.
  • Don’t carry chemical bottles in hand. Always make use of trolleys. Do not panic in the emergency situation and follow the guidelines as given under general action plan.

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