Fire Life Safety

What to Do if There's a Fire


  • Get Out!
  • once out-stay out! Do not go back in for any reason.
  • Call 911 from a safe location.
  • Give the dispatcher as much accurate information as you can.
  • Use your fire escape plan. Go to the designated family meeting place.
  • Try to let neighbors know to get out. Help elderly neighbors and children to get out.
  • Have someone meet the fire trucks when they arrive, if it can be done safely.
  • Keep the fire lanes open.
  • If you can't get out, use a mobile phone to stay in touch with the 911 dispatchers. Shine a flashlight or wave a towel at the window to alert firefighters that you are trapped.
  • Stay calm.
Firefighters Observing a Fire