Escaping a Fire
If there is a fire in the building while you are in your room:
Feel the door before opening it.
If the door feels hot:
- DO NOT OPEN IT!
- Seal cracks around the door with towels or clothing to prevent smoke and toxic gases from entering room.
- If the outside air is clear, open the window and wave a sheet to attract the attention of firefighters.
If the door is cool:
- Open it and proceed to the nearest exit.
- Close doors behind you to limit the spread of fire and smoke.
- If there is smoke in the hall, stay low where the air is the freshest (a wet cloth over your face may help).
- Never use elevators during a fire.
- Know at least two ways out.
- Leave the building immediately; never stay to try and save possessions.
- Once outside, move away from the building (at least 50 ft away from building) and go to the predetermined meeting location.
- Cooperate with firefighters and Public Safety Officers.
- Provide firefighters and Public Safety Officers with information regarding the nature and the location of the fire and the whereabouts of those believed to be still in the building.