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!