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STOP DROP & ROLL

Stop, drop and roll consists of three components

  1. Stop – The fire victim must stop, ceasing any movement which may fan the flames or hamper those attempting to put the fire out.

  2. Drop – The fire victim must drop to the ground, lying down if possible, covering their face with their hands to avoid facial injury.

  3. Roll – The fire victim must roll on the ground in an effort to extinguish the fire by depriving it of oxygen. If the victim is on a rug or one is nearby, they can roll the rug around themselves to further extinguish the flame.

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The effectiveness of stop, drop and roll may be further enhanced by combining it with other firefighting techniques, including the use of a fire extinguisher, dousing with water, or fire beating one's skin.