What to do in a fire…..
- Call 911
- If you suspect a fire, make sure everyone is out and safe, including pets.
- Once out of the residence, stay out.
- If you become trapped in a room, these steps are recommended:
- Keep door closed. Opening the door will decrease your chance of survival.
- Stay low to the floor. Smoke rises and fresher air remains lower to the ground.
- Wait by the window and identify your distress.
- Don’t hide under beds or in closets.
- Seal the bottom of the door with blankets or clothing to keep smoke out.
- Residents may face two situations. The first is a fire in the apartment you live in. Second is a fire in someone else’s apartment. In either case, it is best to have a plan and know precisely how to respond.
- If there is a fire in your apartment, it is important to slow the fire spread by closing the doors behind you, so other people will have time to evacuate the building.
- Call 911 immediately, and then alert others in the building of the fire.
- Activate the fire alarm if there is one.
- Identify two exits out of your apartment, and make them known to other family members.
Multi-Story Building Fires
- Do not use elevator.
- Find evacuation signs in the stairwell landing that will give you information.
- Fire doors in the halls should never be blocked for any reason.
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