42-year-old Joseph tries to ignite some timber with a gasoline. Unfortunately, during ignition his sport jacket catches fire, he panics and spills the gasoline. Then he stumbles and falls into the burning gasoline. His wife witnesses the whole situation. What should his wife do?
If the fire does not endanger the rescuer, rescuer should drag the afflicted person out of the fire as quickly as possible.
The priority during giving the first-aid is safety of the rescuers. At first we have to quench the fire or drag the afflicted person out of the fire. Then we have to take off their clothes and heat conducting accessories (watches, rings...). Call EMS. While giving the first-aid you can cool burns, but you have to keep in mind that extensive burns can be cooled only on 5 % of body surface, otherwise there is a risk of hypothermia.
We suppose that he has deep and extensive burns. Cooling off the whole body may result in hypothermia. It is advised to cool extensive burns on no more than 5 % of body surface.