IF THERE IS A FIRE IN YOUR APARTMENT:
- Tell everyone in your apartment to leave
- Close all doors behind you.
- Pull the fire alarm on your floor and yell fire
- Leave the building using the nearest stairway
- Dial 9-1-1 from a safe location
- Meet the firefighters at the front entrance and tell them where the fire is.
IF YOU HEAR THE FIRE ALARM:
(for residents of high-rise buildings ONLY)
Make a mental checklist:
1. Is the fire in your suite?
- If the fire is in your suite, evacuate immediately. Close the door behind you.
2. Have you called 9-1-1?
- Never assume 9-1-1 has already been called. Call 9-1-1 from a safe location; never call from the building that the fire emergency is in.
3. Has the building been notified of the fire by activation of the fire alarm system?
- Upon evacuation, activate the nearest pull station which will notify the other residents that there is a fire in the building.
4. Is there smoke in the hallway?
- If you can see through the smoke, GET LOW AND GO to the nearest stairwell. Once in the stairwell, safely make your way down to the ground floor to evacuate the building.
5. Is it safe for you to evacuate?
- If you require assistance evacuating in the event of an emergency, it is very important to make a plan. Discuss options with family members and/or residents on your floor. In addition, speak with building management to ensure your name has been added to the Persons Requiring Assistance list in the building's fire safety plan.
DURING AN EMERGENCY EVACUATION, NEVER USE THE ELEVATOR