Behavior of Smoke
Our team wishes no one would experience fire damage to their home/business. We can understand how a fire can grow. You can buy critical reaction time if you start understanding what fuels a flame. Our Digital Marketing Support Coordinator learned that you should never sleep with your bedroom door open. This disrupts the convention of air created during a fire.
What to Do
The convention of air rises because it is less dense, which pushes the cooler air towards the ground. We recommend you seal the door so no smoke can seep through cracks in a fire. Once you seal off the room, call 911 and provide dispatch with your location and that you’re trapped. Something that can buy you more time is that hot air is more turbulent and will move towards the cooler areas of the structure. Another critical component is knowing your HVAC system and selecting a room that won’t have smoke travel. Smoke will spread through this system because it goes up through openings cut for water pipes.
Making a plan before a disaster is the best way to create more reaction time for your family. Strategically walking through your home and figuring out which rooms will provide better protection will give you more reaction time. This plan should include fire extinguisher locations, emergency exit plans, smoke alarm checks, and where you supply your PPE (respirators).