Immediate Lifesaving Actions to Take In Case of a Fire
- Do not assume that it is a drill or test. All building alarm systems are tested as required by law, but these tests are announced in advance. Treat every alarm as an emergency unless you have received advance notification stating otherwise.
- Exit the building immediately. The alarm may be a patter of gongs, a continuously ringing bell, or horns. Feel doors before opening them to be sure that there is no fire danger on the other side. If you must enter a smoke-filled room or hallway, cover you
- Immediately pull the nearest fire alarm and call 911
- For small fires that are not spreading quickly, you may try to extinguish the fire yourself with extinguishers if you have been appropriately trained. If you are not completely certain about how to operate a fire extinguisher, do not attempt to put out a
- For other fires, evacuate the building if it is safe to leave the room. Close the door behind you. Take any keys so that you can re-enter the room if exit is not possible. Do not waste time collecting personal valuables. Always use fire stairs and never
- If you cannot get out of the building, stay where you are, shut the door and await assistance from the Fire Department. Stuff the gap under the door with sheets, clothes or blankets and open the window. Call Public Safety to give your location and wave a
- Stand by to direct emergency personnel to the location of the fire.