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Public Safety

If You Encounter a Fire

  • Alert others and pull the closest fire alarm.
  • Evacuate the building.
  • Do not use the elevator.
  • Grab your purse/wallet/keys.
  • Close all doors behind you as you leave.
  • Evacuate to your building assembly point (located at least 200 feet away from the building).
  • Do not re-enter the building until the fire department or police makes the all-clear announcement.
  • Provide as much additional information as you can, such as where the fire (building name and address) is and if there are people inside.
  • Self-report basic personal information to emergency response personnel for tracking.
Fight or Flight

Should You Extinguish a Fire?

  • For a small fire, try to extinguish it.
  • Do NOT use an extinguisher if:
  • You are not comfortable putting out the fire.
  • Heavy smoke is filling the room or it is difficult to breath.
  • Your escape route could be blocked.
  • The fire is large or spreading rapidly (larger than a trashcan).
  • The fire is partially hidden behind a wall or ceiling.
  • There are hazardous materials (flammable liquids) present.
  • If the above listed conditions exist, close any doors present and evacuate instead.

How To Use a Fire Extinguisher

  1. Pull the pin at the top of the extinguisher.
  2. Aim the hose at the base of the fire.
  3. Squeeze the metal handle.
  4. Sweep the hose from side to side at the base of the fire.
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