This section is from the book "Bepler's Handy Manual of Knowledge And Useful Infomation", by David Bepler. Also available from Amazon: Bepler's Handy Manual of Knowledge and Useful Information.
Three out of four persons rush up to the burning individual and b2gin to paw with their hands without any definite aim. It is useless to tell the victim to do this or that, or to call for water. In fact, it is generally best to say not a word, but seize a blanket from a bed, or a cloak of any woolen fabric - if none is at hand take any woolen material - hold the corners as far apart as you can, stretch them out higher than your head, and running boldly to the person make a motion of clasping in the arms, mostly about the shoulders. This instantly smothers the fire and saves the face. The next instant throw the unfortunate person on the floor. This is an additional safety to the face and breast, and any remnant of flame can be put out more leisurely.