Fire/Explosion


If You Discover Fire or Smoke or Hear Audible Fire Alarms:

REMEMBER:  R.A.C.E.

  • Rescue:  Remove everyone from immediate danger.
  • Alarm:  Notify 911 of the fire situation and activate the nearest emergency pull station.
  • Contain:  Close all doors to confine smoke and fire.
  • Evacuate:  Unless otherwise directed, follow the evacuation plan and proceed to the designated safe area outside the building.  
 
IF YOU CATCH ON FIRE:

DO NOT RUN!!!!

  • STOP where you are;
  • DROP to the ground and
  • ROLL over and over to smother flames.
 
IF YOU ARE TRAPPED IN YOUR HOME/OFFICE:
  • Wedge wet towels or cloth materials along the bottom of the door to keep out the smoke.
  • Close as many doors as possible between you and the fire.
  • Use the telephone to notify 911 of your problem and location.
  • If you are trapped in an area and need fresh air, only break the window as a last resort, and use caution when breaking the window.
 
EXPLOSION:
  • Be prepared to evacuate or shelter-in-place.
  • Be prepared for further explosions.
  • If evacuation is ordered, proceed to your family's designated assembly area.
  • Open doors carefully and watch for falling objects.