Thursday, October 21, 2010

How to save a life - maybe even your own!

I just got this and thought this is something that everyone really needs to know.
How many of us would know what to do if this happened to us?

Lou & Debbie

This is the first time I heard of this simple fire prevention  idea... It's so simple and effective, that I'm forwarding it to all  my family and friends.  Kitchen Fire - Read first then watch


Dear Friends,

I was Executive Director of the Institute for Burn Medicine for  San Diego  and Imperial Counties when we lived in California . Besides  raising the  money to establish a Burn Treatment Center at the University  Hospital  there, I conducted extensive public education campaigns in Burn  Prevention..

A friend recently sent me the attached short video - and like an old  fire-horse, I heard the bell ring and am rushing to send this  excellent  prevention piece to each of you. It is well worth watching! And it  could  save your life.

This is very stunning - please read first and then watch the very  short clip.

I never realized that a wet dishcloth can be a one size fits all  lid to  cover a fire in a pan!

This is a dramatic video (30-seconds) about how to deal  with a  common kitchen fire ....oil in a frying pan.

Read the  following  Introduction, then watch the show ...It's a real eye-opener!!

At the Fire Fighting Training school they would demonstrate this  with a  deep fat fryer set on the fire field. An instructor would don a  fire suit  and using an 8 oz cup at the end of a 10-foot pole to toss water  onto the  grease fire.

The results got the attention of the students. The water, being  heavier  than oil, sinks to the bottom where it instantly becomes  superheated.

The explosive force of the steam blows the burning oil up and out.  On the  open field, it became a thirty foot high fireball that  resembled a nuclear  blast.

Inside the confines of a kitchen, the fire ball hits the ceiling  and fills  the entire room. Also, do not throw sugar or flour on a grease  fire. One  cup of either creates the explosive force of two sticks of dynamite.

This is a powerful message----watch the video and don't forget  what you see.

Tell your whole family about this video. Or better yet, send them this link!

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