Clothing catching fire

Clothing catching fire

Fires need air to burn. Smothering a fire is the best way to make sure it stays out for good. Here are some tips for what to do if you or someone near you catches on fire.

Stop, drop and roll

If your clothes catch fire, stop, drop and roll. Stop what you’re doing, drop to the ground and cover your face with your hands, then roll back and forth until the fire is out.

When you can't stop, drop and roll...

Keep something handy to smother flames for situations where you can’t stop, drop and roll. You or someone nearby can use it to put the fire out.

If you discover a fire, always call 9-1-1.