Wildfire season is still in full swing in Canada, and fire safety is more important than ever. But have you ever wondered why they say ‘stop, drop and roll’ when someone’s clothing catches fire? Here’s a quick explanation and reminder:

Fire safety: stop, drop and roll

But wait there’s more – a fourth step that is just as important! Cooling your burns as quickly as possible after the fire is out, with water or a gentle breeze, will help to minimize the long-term skin damage caused by the burns.

Let’s hope you never have to use ‘stop, drop, roll and cool’, but if you do ever find yourself in that situation, you’ll be glad you did it correctly!