Stay Fire Smart

Stop, drop and roll is the most effective way of putting out clothing that has caught fire. Learn these simple steps and practice the procedure.


If Your Clothes Catch Fire


If your clothes catch on fire: Stop, drop, cover your face and roll or:
  • Stop where you are do not run.
  • Drop down to the floor or ground.
  • Cover your face -with your hands.
  • Roll back and forth many times until the fire is out.

Coloring Page


Print out an If Your Clothes Catch Fire Coloring Page (PDF).

Escape Plans


When a smoke alarm sounds, we all know what to do right? Find the nearest exit, go outside, and stay out! Make an escape plan with your family and remember to practice it. Once you are outside, go to your meeting place.

Below The Smoke! Crawl And Go, Stay Low!


Smoke can be dangerous. Smoke can be just as dangerous as fire. Get below the smoke. Crawl on your hands and knees keeping your head one to two feet above the floor, where the air will be the coolest and cleanest. Stay low and go! When escaping a fire, make sure you first test the doorknob and spaces around the door with the back of your hand. If it is cool, slowly open the door and look for signs of smoke or fire. If you should encounter smoke, heat, or flames try an alternate escape route.

Drop &  Roll


Stop, drop and roll is the most effective way of putting out clothing that has caught fire. Learn these simple steps and practice the procedure.

If your clothes catch on fire: 
  1. Stop  – where you are – do not run
  2. Drop – drop down to the floor or ground
  3. Cover Your Face - with your hands
  4. Roll – roll back and forth many times until the fire is out