Fires in apartment buildings often involve one or more dwelling units. The dense nature of apartment living during a fire event may allow for the spread of hazardous smoke, heat and flames.
Fires can occur at any time and are unexpected. Being prepared and acting in a safe manner should not be unexpected. How one responds to a fire event typically dictates how successful the event will be to extinguish for responders. Responding to a fire requires quick, deliberate and calm actions. These actions may be needed in limited visibility or smoky and hot conditions where being prepared can save lives and property