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If you smell smoke or see flames contact local school authorities (office staff).  They will assess the situation and take appropriate action. If the situation is already out of hand and assistance is not available, dial 911 and be prepared to:

  • State the nature of the emergency.
  • State your name and a phone number at your location.
  • State the building address and room number or area of the building.
  • Remain on the phone until told to hang up.
  • Ask someone to meet emergency officials at the street.
  • Use the fire extinguisher nearest you, if personal safety permits.

Use nearest designated evacuation route exit and assembly area unless otherwise instructed.

  • If smoke is present, stay close to the floor.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a wet cloth.
  • Do not open hot doors. Before opening a door, touch it near the top to see if it is warm.
  • Close doors behind you as you exit. Do not use elevators.
  • Hold handrails. If no broken glass, remove high heels to avoid tripping.
  • Designated personnel will take roll sheets with them and take roll in the assembly area.
  • Designated personnel will take the first aid kits and deliver them to the command group area.
  • After exit, quickly assemble in an area away from the exit door and any emergency operations.
  • Report attendance and injuries to command personnel.
  • Do not return to the building until you are instructed to do so.
  • Keep building entrances and access roads clear for emergency personnel and vehicles.

If evacuation is not possible:

  • Put closed doors between yourself and the smoke and heat.
  • Stay close to the floor.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a wet cloth.
  • Seal cracks around windows and doors.

If you are in a wildland fire area,

  • Be aware of the environment which contributes to wildland fires: dense foliage, heat, dry conditions and wind.
  • Learn alternate evacuation routes and be prepared to evacuate quickly.
  • Heed official warnings and instructions from radio and television announcements, the National Weather Service, and law enforcement or fire personnel.


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