What to do in the event of a fire emergency?

Small Fire (Wastebasket Size)

  • Pull the fire alarm to notify building occupants.
  • If you have been trained to use a fire extinguisher, and it's safe to do so, attempt to extinguish a small fire using the P-A-S-S procedure: 
    • P - Pull the pin located in the extinguisher handle
    • A - Aim the nozzle, horn, or hose at the base of the fire.
    • S - Squeeze or press the handles together.
    • S - Sweep from side to side at the base of the fire until it is out.
  • Call 911 from a safe area.
  • Provide incident-specific information to arriving emergency responders.

Large Fire (Larger than a Wastebasket)

  • Pull the fire alarm to notify building occupants and the fire department.
  • Evacuate the building and assemble at the designated area.
  • Call 911 from a safe area.
  • Provide incident-specific information to arriving emergency responders.

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