|IF THERE'S A FIRE
1. SOUND THE ALARM.
If you discover or suspect a fire, sound the building fire alarm. If there is no alarm in the building, warn the other occupants by knocking on doors and shouting as you leave.
2. LEAVE THE BUILDING.
Try to rescue others only if you can do so safely. Move away from the building and out of the way of the fire department. Don't go back into the building until the fire department says it is safe to do so.
3. CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.
Dial 7-9111. Give as much information as possible to the emergency dispatcher.
TO SURVIVE A BUILDING FIRE
CRAWL IF THERE'S SMOKE.
If you get caught in smoke, get down and crawl. Cleaner, cooler air will be near the floor. Get Low - And Go.
FEEL DOORS BEFORE OPENING.
Before opening any doors, feel the metal knob. If it is hot, don't open the door. If it is cool, brace yourself against the door, open it slightly, and if heat or heavy smoke are present, close the door and stay in the room.
GO TO THE NEAREST EXIT OR STAIRWAY.
If the nearest exit is blocked by fire, heat, or smoke, go to another exit.
Always use an exit stair not an elevator.
Elevator shafts may fill with smoke or the power may fail, leaving you trapped. Stairway fire doors will keep out fire and smoke -- if they are closed -- and will protect you until you get outside.
Close as many doors as possible as you leave. This helps to confine the fire.
Total and immediate evacuation is safest. Only use a fire extinguisher if the fire is very small and you know how to do it safely. If you can't put out the fire, leave immediately. Make sure the fire department is called -- even if you think the fire is out.
IF YOU GET TRAPPED
KEEP THE DOORS CLOSED.
Seal cracks and vents if smoke comes in. If you're trapped in a room and there's no smoke outside, open the windows -- from the top to let out the heat and smoke and from the bottom to let in fresh air.
SIGNAL FOR HELP.
Hang an object at the window (a bed sheet, jacket, shirt) to attract the fire department's attention. If there is a phone in the room, call the fire department and report that you are trapped. Be sure to give your room number and location.
SOMETIMES IT'S SAFER TO STAY IN PLACE! If all exits from a floor are blocked, go back to your room, close the door, seal cracks, open the windows if safe, wave something at the window, and shout or phone for help.
DON'T JUMP! THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL RESCUE YOU.
IF YOU ARE ON FIRE
STOP, DROP, AND ROLL.
If your clothes catch on fire, stop, drop, and roll, wherever you are. Rolling smothers the fire.
Use cool tap water on burns, immediately. Don't use ointments. If skin is blistered, dead white, brown or charred, call for an ambulance.