· Once you are in a safe place, call the fire department for assistance. If you or any of your passengers are injured or burned, call for medical assistance immediately.
· Do not return to the car to try to put out the fire. Do not return to the car to retrieve any possessions Although the car might be an important part of your life - it is not as important as your life!
· Even if you only see smoke after an accident or smell burning, act quickly and take the same precautions as if you could see actual flames. Remember - where there's smoke, there's fire.
· Keep a knife near you in the car (in the glove compartment or console). In the event that you or a passenger is trapped in your seat belt, you can use the knife to cut the belt quickly.