FIRE SAFETY TIPS
Plan and Practice Your Escape - If fire breaks out you must get out - even with a fire sprinkler system in place. Fire escape routes must not include elevators which might take you right to the fire! Test doors for heat before opening them by placing the back of your hand against the door. Do not open a hot door - find an alternate route. Keep fire doors closed to slow the spread of smoke and fire. Choose a meeting place outside where everyone should gather. Once you are out, stay out! Practice the escape plan at least twice a year.
Space Heaters Need Space - Keep portable space heaters at least 3 feet (1 meter) from paper, furniture, clothing, or anything else that can burn. Never leave heaters on when you leave your office.
Use Electricity Safely - If an appliance smokes or begins to smell unusual, unplug it immediately and have it repaired. Check all your electrical cords, and replace any that are cracked or frayed. If you use extension cords, replace any that are cracked or frayed; and don't overload them or run them under rugs. Remember that fuses and circuit breakers protect you from fire: don't tamper with the fuse box or use fuses of an improper size.
Crawl Low Under Smoke - If you encounter smoke using your primary exit, use your alternate route instead. If you must exit through smoke, clean air will be several inches off the floor. Get down on your hands and knees, and crawl to the nearest safe exit.
Stop, Drop and Roll - If your clothes catch fire, don't run! Stop where you are, drop to the ground, and roll over and over to smother the flames. Cover your face with your hands to protect your face and lungs.
Cool a Burn - If someone gets burned, immediately place the wound in cool water for 10 to 15 minutes to ease the pain. Do not use butter on a burn, as this could prolong the heat and further damage the skin. If burn blisters or chars, see a doctor immediately.