- If possible, shut down any equipment or processes that could cause a secondary fire if left unattended.
- Know your emergency exit routes and be prepared to use an alternate route if necessary. Do not use elevators. If you are trapped in the building, try to reach a point of refuge, such as a stairwell, or stay by a window and wave a white flag to attract the attention of emergency responders.
- If possible, close doors and windows behind you on the way out to confine the fire.
- Keep low if there is smoke.
- On your way out, assist any mobility-impaired persons to a stairwell or other point of refuge if possible. Report their location to the emergency response personnel.
- Do not attempt to evacuate other personnel from your work area. This is a job for the emergency responders. If you work in an area frequented by the public, announce that an evacuation has been ordered and ask people to exit the building. Healthy adults and young adults are expected to evacuate themselves upon hearing the fire alarm. (Do follow established department procedures for evacuating small children or sick people.)
- Assemble a safe distance away from the building. Try to account for personnel known to have been in the building. Do not block driveways or areas that may be used by emergency response personnel.
- If pertinent knowledge of the fire is known, meet the Lincoln Fire Department or UNL Police personnel outside the main entrance of the building and provide them with all the information regarding the fire. Report the exact location of the fire, status of any injuries and/or location of mobility-impaired, or other persons, trapped in the building.
- Do not re-enter the building until the Fire Department has declared the building safe.
If an employee chooses to use a fire extinguisher:
- The employee must participate in EHS Fire Extinguisher Training.
- Always pull the fire alarm before attempting to use an extinguisher.
- Only use an extinguisher if the fire is small and in a contained area. If the fire is starting to spread, exit the building.
- Only attempt to use one extinguisher on the fire. If one extinguisher does not put out the fire, exit the building.
- Do not endanger yourself or others in an effort to put out a fire in the building.
- Report the use of a fire extinguisher to the department supervisor and the Building Maintenance Reporter so that the extinguisher can be recharged.
If an explosion occurs somewhere in your building:
- From a safe location, pull the nearest fire alarm to evacuate the building.
- From a safe location, dial 911 and advise them of the location of the explosion and, if known, its seriousness and any possible injuries to personnel. Be sure to give your name, office location, and telephone extension. Do not hang up until released by them.
- Wait a safe distance outside the building until help arrives.
- Advise emergency personnel about the explosion area and any personnel who may have been injured.
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