Contain Contain the fire by closing all doors as you leave.
Activate the nearest fire alarm pull station. Pull stations are located near all exits out of the building.
Report the fire by dialing 911 (DMS at Borwell dial 5555)
Evacuate or extinguish. In most cases, it is best to leave the building using the nearest fire exit.
Never fight a fire if it has left its source of origin, you are unsure of the type of extinguisher you are using or you lack a safe way to escape should your efforts fail. If the fire can not be brought under control in 30 seconds, then abandon your efforts, close the door(s) and evacuate immediately.
In the event of a fire or fire alarm, supervisors must be sure that all employees evacuate the building and individuals who may need help are assisted to safety.
Each office should develop an evacuation plan, which includes a primary and a secondary escape route. Establish a designated area to meet outside the building. This location should be known to everyone in your office and be far enough away from the building to ensure safety and avoid blocking access by emergency personnel.
Your evacuation plan should also include a way to be certain that everyone has left or is otherwise accounted for when you leave the building.
Your evacuation plan should also include a way to ensure that everyone has left or is otherwise accounted for when you leave the building.
The best defense against fire is always prevention. There are a number of things you can do to help prevent fires. Here are just a few…..
Fire extinguisher training is available from EHS. We invite department chairs, directors and supervisors to contact EHS to arrange training for your area(s).
Fire Extinguisher Training
Training covers fire safety basics along with an emphasis on the types of fire extinguishers and their proper use. This training involves the "hands on" use of extinguishers with a controlled fire. Attendees will be qualified for the use of fire extinguishers for a period of one year.
Fire extinguisher training is intended for those employees who may discover or respond to a fire. If you would like to schedule fire safety or fire extinguisher training, please contact EHS at 646-1762.
Online Fire Extinguisher and Evacuation Retraining (online via Bioraft system)
Last Updated: 2/12/14