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Fire Preparedness

Many do not appreciate the risk and destructive power of fire. The U.S. Fire Administration, a division of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, believes in promoting awareness that fires are fast, hot, dark and deadly. Knowing what to do quickly during a fire situation will save lives.

What do to in a fire emergency

  • If fire alarm is not sounding, activate the nearest fire alarm pull station
  • Call 911 to report the fire.
  • Notify and assist people in the immediate area
  • Confine the fire by closing doors as you exit
  • Evacuate the building at the nearest exit
  • Do not re-enter the building until authorized to do so by emergency personnel
  • Never assume a fire alarm is a false alarm
  • Do not use elevators
  • If unable to exit, go to nearest exit stairwell or safe area and call 361-570-4357 (HELP) or 911
  • Use fire extinguisher if fire is small, contained and room is not filled with smoke- If in doubt, GET OUT!