The focus of last night’s CERT training was fire safety. The instructor, a captain from the Charlottesville Fire Department, went over the basics of fire safety and displayed three kinds of fire extinguishers that are commonly used. Lessons learned from the session included the following:
- Never fight a fire unless you are certain that you have an escape route. In most cases, the best action is to close any doors or windows and get out.
- Be aware that a burning fire can contain harmful gasses.
- When the fire fighters arrive, fill them in on important information, such as the location of the fire and whether any people are trapped.