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Prior to an emergency, familiarize yourself with exits and fire safety equipment, and designate an assembly area for evacuations.

R.A.C.E Fire Response Procedure


  • Rescue or remove any persons in immediate danger
  • Assist individuals with disabilities


  • Activate the nearest fire alarm
  • Alert emergency personnel by dialing 911


  • Contain the fire by closing all doors, where possible
  • Turn off electric and gas equipment in your area as you evacuate, if possible


  • Evacuate the building through the nearest stair exit
  • Stay low and crawl to nearest exit if smoke is present
  • Extinguish a small fire using a fire extinguisher, if possible

If smoke, heat, or flames block your exit routes:

  • Dial 911 and report your location
  • Close as many doors as possible between you and the fire
  • Place wet cloth material around or under the door to prevent smoke from entering the room

To use a fire extinguisher, remember PASS.

  • Pull safety pin from handle
  • Aim at base of fire
  • Squeeze the trigger handle
  • Sweep from side to side at base of fire