Fire Procedures


Some small fires can be controlled with a fire extinguisher.

Fire extinguishers should only be used by trained personnel.

Never enter a room that is filled with smoke. Never enter a room if the door is warm to the touch.

Never enter a room containing a fire without a backup person and a clear exit.

Never endanger yourself to put out a fire.

Small Fire

• Alert all people in immediate are and activate alarm.

• If trained, use appropriate fire extinguisher.

• Pull pin

• Aim at base of fire

• Squeeze trigger

• Sweep side to side

• Always keep back to safe way out.

• Avoid smoke and fumes.

Major Fire

• Do not attempt to extinguish.

• Activate nearest fire alarm and call 911.

• Close doors to confine fire.

• Evacuate to safe area, exit building via stairwell; DO NOT USE ELEVATOR.

• Have a person knowledgeable of incident and laboratory available to assist emergency personnel.