In the event of a Fire:

  1. Activate fire alarm if you discover fire or smoke.
  2. Call 911. Report:
    • Name
    • Building
    • Floor or room number
  3. If you are trained, use a fire extinguisher on a small fire.
  4. If the fire is beyond control or involves potentially explosive materials, immediately evacuate the building.
  5. Close doors and windows as you leave. Leave lights on. Do not use elevators. Walk, do not run, to the nearest stairway and proceed to ground level.
  6. Feel doors before opening. If a door is hot, do not open. Backtrack to an alternate evacuation route.
  7. Alert other building occupants by loudly knocking on doors and yelling "FIRE" on your way out.
  8. If you encounter smoke, stay low. Crawl if necessary.
  9. Continue the evacuation if the alarm sound stops, and warn others who may attempt to enter the building.
  10. Move to a safe location and leave clear access for emergency personnel. Do not return to the building until instructed by a safety official.
  11. Someone familiar with the situation and who knows the area involved should meet the fire department. Immediately inform them if someone may be inside the building. If your building is damaged, evacuate and attempt to secure building against re-entry.

If clothing is on fire:

  1. Stop, drop, and roll. Do not run.
  2. Smother flames by wrapping in a blanket, rug, coat, etc.

If you become trapped in a building:

  1. Find a room with a window. Enter and close the door.
  2. If smoke begins to enter around the door, seal with rags, tape, or other material.
  3. Call 911. If no phone is available, signal from a window.
  4. Shout at regular intervals to alert emergency personnel of your location.