Extinguishing Burning Clothes
Categories: FIRST AID TO THE INJURED
Military Handbooks: The Plattsburg Manual Advanced Training
Treatment: Lie down on the floor and roll up as tightly as possible in
a rug blanket, etc., leaving only the head out. If nothing can be
obtained in which to wrap yourself, lie down and roll over slowly and at
the same time beat out the fire with your hands. Flames shoot upward.
In order to get them away from the head, lie down. Don't run, it only
fans the flames.
If another person's clothing catches fire, throw him to the ground and
smother the fire as just described.