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What to do in Case of FIRE in your Apartment/Condominium

 

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If you decide to leave the building...
Check the exit door to your apartment/condominium. If you see smoke entering from around the door or if the door feels hot, do not open it. Remain in your apartment/condominium.
    Pull the alarm as you exit
  • Open the door slowly and check the corridor for smoke. If it is clear, take your keys, lock your door and go to the nearest stairway.
  • Remember, elevators are not safe to use during a fire.
  • Pull the nearest fire alarm and yell FIRE to alert others.
  • Try a second escape route if your first attempt is blocked by heavy smoke or heat.
  • Return to your apartment/condominium if both routes are blocked and seal your door.
If you decide to remain in your apartment/condominium...
You must protect yourself from the smoke.
  • Call 911 and tell them where you are located in the building.
  • Move to the balcony or the most smoke-free room of the apartment/condominium and close the door.
  • Open a window for fresh air and signal for help with a sheet or bright clothing.
  • Keep low to the floor where air is the cleanest.
  • Use duct tape to seal cracks around the door and place wet towels at the bottom to keep smoke from entering your apartment/condominium. Seal vents and air ducts the same way.

    Seal out the smoke

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