- In all cases of fire, stay calm, activate the nearest fire alarm to warn others in the building, and call 911 immediately and state your location. Always use a cell phone away from the affected area.
- Evacuate the building. When the fire alarm sounds, all rooms must be evacuated. Leave the room and close, but do not lock, the room door.
- If time permits, take all personal belongings, e.g., keys, purses, wallets, cell phones.
- Immediately exit the building at the closest exit as soon as it is safe to do so and gather at an evacuation assembly point. Employees, check in with your administrator, and students check in with your instructor.
- Do not use elevators.
- Assist people with disabilities to the nearest stairwell or the closest exit. If able, assist them in exiting the building and gathering in the outside location. If you are not able to help the disabled person exit the building, exit yourself and notify police or fire department personnel of their location.
- If the exit is blocked by smoke or fire, use an alternative way out. If smoke is present, crawl low below the smoke.
- If clothing catches fire: STOP – DROP – ROLL.
- If trapped in a room, close the doors between you and the smoke or fire. Seal cracks around the doors and vents with clothing, wet, if possible. Open any windows slightly to let fresh air inside. Signal at a window for rescue.