Building Fires


Before a any disaster strikes, refer to Personal Emergency Response Requirement.

Building occupants are required by law to evacuate a building when the fire alarm sounds.

  1. Inform people in the immediate area to evacuate.

  2. If you witness a fire, activate the nearest building fire alarm and exit the building.

  3. When safe, immediately call 999. 

  4. If the fire is small (wastebasket sized or smaller) and you have been trained to use a fire extinguisher, you may attempt to extinguish the fire. Make sure that you have a safe exit from the fire area and use the buddy system. If you cannot put out the fire in 5 seconds, evacuate.

  5. To use a fire extinguisher, remember the acronym PASS:

    • P ull the pin.

    • A im the extinguisher at the base of the fire.

    • S queeze the handle.

    • S weep the extinguisher from side to side.

  6. On your way out, warn others nearby.

  7. Move away from fire and smoke. Close doors and windows behind you, if time permits.

  8. Before opening a door, place the back of your hand on the door to check for heat.  If cool, slowly check the door handle for heat and proceed to exit. 

  9. If the door is hot, do not open it. Find or create an alternative exit (windows).  If no other exit is available and you only see smoke, open the door slowly, move to a crawling position, staying low, and quickly crawl to an exit. 

  10. If the door is hot and fire is present, keep the door shut. Place a wet cloth at the base to keep smoke from entering your room.

  11. Exit using stairs. Do not use elevators during a fire.

  12. Evacuate the building as soon as the alarm sounds and proceed to the designated emergency assembly area. Check in and report that you made it out safe (i.e. Building Emergency Coordinator, Floor Marshals, your supervisor or a housing staff). 

  13. Move well away from the building and go to your designated meeting point.

  14. Do not re-enter the building or work area until you have been instructed to do so by the emergency responder Team.



For more information, please contact:

  • RHSM Health and Safety Advisor ext: 7878


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