Fire/Explosion

Procedures To Follow

Remember RACE

  • Rescue – Rescue yourself; followed by others permitting it is safe to do so, by exiting the building where you are safe outside. Stay low to the ground…smoke is more deadly than fire!
  • Alert others by activating the fire alarm on the way out.
  • Close – Close the door on the way out.
  • Evacuate – Extinguish the fire only if it is safe to do so and you know how – otherwise evacuate, close the door, and sound the alarm on the way out. Do not delay your evacuation to retrieve any materials, personal possessions, etc., before evacuating.
    • Immediately leave the building via the stairs. Do not use the elevators!
    • Assist individuals with disabilities.
    • Go to your pre-determined assembly location or remain at least 200 feet from the building.
    • Wait for emergency personnel. Do not re-enter the building until directed to do so by emergency response personnel.
    • If you are a supervisor, try to account for your employees and report any missing persons to the emergency personnel at the scene.

If the fire is small and you have received training, attempt to extinguish it with a fire extinguisher or other available means. Do not risk your life to fight a fire! Toxic gasses, smoke and oxygen deficiency may be present during a fire. Never allow fire to come between you and an exit.

Information to Know When Calling 9-1-1

  • Location of incident
  • Possible cause of incident
  • Your location
  • Your phone number
  • Floors affected
  • Noises before or after you smelled smoke and/or heard explosion/ audible alarm
  • Location of the nearest fire extinguisher and pull station
  • Know two ways out

Training Available