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Emergency Response Plan

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Fire, Smoke, or Explosions

  1. Manually activate the fire alarm (if not sounding).
  2. Locate persons with disabilities/special needs and provide assistance and/or provide their location to emergency responders. Notify fire personnel if you know someone is trapped.
  3. If safe to do so, immediately exit the building, closing doors behind you. Do not use -elevators and keep fire doors closed.
  4. Call 911 and calmly provide your name, the building and location of fire, the nature of the emergency.
  5. If caught in smoke, drop to your knees and crawl to the closest safe exit. Breathe through your nose. Cover it with a towel or shirt if possible.
  6. If trapped in a building, close all windows and doors. Place wet or dry cloth material -under door to prevent smoke from entering. Attempt to signal people outside of the building. Call 911 to notify responders of your location and signal from window.
  7. Never reenter a building until given all clear by emergency personnel.