In the event of a fire, pull the nearest fire alarm pull station when you:
- Smell smoke and or see flames.
- Smell fumes that are making you or others ill or might pose a danger. For example, natural gas or strong chemical odor.
- Hear an explosion.
- Believe there is imminent danger to yourself or other building’s occupants.
- When in doubt, pull the fire alarm pull station!
- Once you are evacuated to the assembly area, inform a person of authority the reason for your pulling of the alarm. Such as the incident commander or BET member.
Fighting a fire:
- Use of fire extinguisher only if trained, comfortable in the effort, and confident that it is safe to fight the fire.
- Do not let fire get between you and the exit.
- Avoid smoke and fumes.
- If ever in doubt, evacuate immediately.
- Close the door behind you as you exit.
If the fire alarm sounds:
- Evacuate the building immediately and proceed to the designated assembly area.
- Before opening any door, check the door and the doors handle temperature with the back of your hand.
- Never open doors that are warm to the touch. If a door handle is warm use an alternate route.
- If smoke, heat, or flames block your exit route, stay in the room with the doors closed. Place a wet towel under the door, if available.
- Open a window and wave a brightly colored cloth or flashlight to signal for help.
- Avoid smoke or fumes. If unavoidable, crawl low under smoke.
- Do not use elevators!
- Do not reenter a building until you are directed that it is safe to do so.