Fire Safety

Call 9-1-1 in any life-threatening situation

Fire Safety-On-the-Job

  • Evacuate First!
  • Know where nearest alarm pull stations are.
  • Know where closest fire extinguisher is.
  • Know your emergency exits.
  • Learn your exit routes.
  • Know your assembly location.
  • Do not panic!
  • Call 911 and/or local Public Safety team.

Prevention/Planning-On-the-Job

  • Keep work areas clean and clutter-free.
  • Know how to handle and store chemicals.
  • Know what you are expected to do in an emergency.
  • Keep flammables away from ignition sources.
  • Utilize flammable storage cabinets.
  • Know your chemical properties (check the MSDS for flammable/combustible information).
  • Do not block fire extinguishers with clutter or equipment.
  • Do not overload outlets -use a track plug.
  • Practice good housekeeping techniques in the lab/office/work area.
  • Inspect wires for possible damage and replace as needed.

When do YOU fight the fire?

  • You are properly trained in the use of the extinguisher.
  • You are confident you can put the fire out.
  • Fire is small and confined.
  • You can fight the fire with your back toward an escape route.
  • The extinguisher matches the fire type.
  • The extinguisher works effectively.
  • Alarm has been sounded.
  • Building has been evacuated.

Downloads & Resources

FEMA Fire Extinguisher Training