Fire safety – Are you ready?

Keeping in mind yesterday’s fire accident in PNSC building, I was thinking what would have happened had it been a working day. How many people would have been able to escape, and how would they have escaped. Jumping out of the window is not always a good idea. So what would you have done if you were stuck on the top floor of a building on fire? Heck, I work on the 7th floor of a multistory building and just the thought of getting stuck in fire sends shivers down my spine.

So give it a thought for few seconds and imagine what would you do if you find out about a fire just two floors below you approaching upper floors quickly?

16 Comments so far

  1. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 19th, 2007 @ 7:55 pm

    rush towards the roof and just pray that navy helicopter pick you up… at the moment thats the only option in this city…

  2. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on February 19th, 2007 @ 10:16 pm

    Ha..ha…Doctor….you literally tooks the words right out of my mouth….:-))

  3. BoZz (unregistered) on February 19th, 2007 @ 11:45 pm

    I would have regretted not learning how to Bungee jump.

  4. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 20th, 2007 @ 12:00 am

    you serious don’t wana try Bungee jump when floors below you are burning… that might turn out to be your last Bungee jump… Parachuting on the other hand is a practical option

  5. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 20th, 2007 @ 12:01 am


  6. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on February 20th, 2007 @ 12:35 am

    Aaaah .. firstly I feel sorry for the elite forces of rats who roam around in our building’s false ceilings … where would they go … we’ll manage ;)

    On a serious note, a city that’s almosta country in itself is not able to cater to such seriou disasters then what shold we expect from other cities … with multi stories and high rises in making – first thing the authorities should think of is pressure ladders and other fire fighting stuff to combat such future happenings – that are bound to happen …!

  7. Imran (unregistered) on February 20th, 2007 @ 12:40 am

    Good Question. OK yes bungee jump is a great idea or why not hang a rope, cool too. what if simply you are encapsuled in around a clothing forming a chute.

    Its called “Fire Chute”

    Made of fire resistant material and opens into a chute, capacity approx 25 ppl/min from 200 m hieght. visit
    and Also demo on the site to show how it works.
    We have installed and tested it in UBL building 7th floor head office isb. Trained all staff to use it. It surely saves life.

  8. BoZz (unregistered) on February 20th, 2007 @ 2:03 am

    Does it allow for ‘champal’ (slippers) and shalwar kameez clad fat – slow dumb witted people too? I do not think I would like to wait for my turn to come around.

    I choose free base jump with a chute then….

  9. snoopy (unregistered) on February 20th, 2007 @ 2:55 am

    We should have some kind of sprinkler system linked with smoke detectors which turns on automatically whenever the fire starts.Another option is to convert a chopper into a fire engine with ability to spray jets sideways on high rise buildings under fire.

  10. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 20th, 2007 @ 7:26 am

    water torpedos ?(just like water baloons) :P
    Pakistan navy for sure can work some thing out …

  11. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on February 20th, 2007 @ 11:17 am

    ~15 Million people have 20 Firestations here in Karachi out of which 4 closes their operations at 4PM daily. There are 20 fire tenders in which majority requires repairing and tuning. Around 700 firemen without any training (result recent tragedy during a factory fire incident).

    Source: Aaaj Kamran Khan k Sath ( 19th Feb )

  12. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 20th, 2007 @ 5:42 pm

    rush towards the roof and just pray that navy helicopter pick you up.

    Otherwise Malikul Maut will pick you up.

  13. Tapko (unregistered) on February 20th, 2007 @ 8:29 pm

    In a country like ours, wishing for Super man or some other super-hero to save us wont be a bad idea :P

  14. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 21st, 2007 @ 12:00 am

    itni sari bijli k tarain hain, superman kisi na kisi taar me atak kar mar jaye ga

  15. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 21st, 2007 @ 1:48 am


  16. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2007 @ 10:55 am

    this ideology reminds me of a GIF from post 9/11 days that if planes attack the habib bank building — lolz they were entangled in cables surrounding the building … Now I guess everyone has enuff ideas to do what if fire catches their place …:>

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