Know the location of fire extinguishers, fire exits, and alarm systems in your area and know how to use them.
If you discover a fire:
· Safeguard life and isolate the fire by closing all doors on your way out of the room. Do not lock the doors.
· Report fire or smoke by activating the nearest fire alarm.
· Call the Fire Department by dialing 911 from the nearest telephone or emergency phone.
· Slowly state, "I want to report a fire." Give your location (building, floor, room number).
· Do not attempt to fight a fire alone; report it immediately to 911. Firefighting should be delegated to trained firefighters, with the possible exception of a minor fire that could be quickly and easily extinguished by a portable fire extinguisher.
· Keep fire lanes and sidewalks clear for emergency personnel.
· Be aware of hazardous materials in your area and any special firefighting precautions that should be observed.
· When the building evacuation/fire alarm is sounded or when you are told to leave by the College Police or emergency personnel, walk quickly to the nearest marked exit and alert others to do the same.
· Assist disabled persons tin evacuating the building! Do not use elevators during a fire.
· Notify emergency personnel if you suspect someone may be trapped inside the building.
Smoke is the greatest danger in a fire. Stay near the floor where the air will be more breathable. If you are trapped in a building during a fire, if a window is available, open or break the window and place an article of clothing (shirt, coat, etc.) outside the window as a marker for emergency personnel.
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