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  • Prevent fires from occurring.

    • Remove combustibles.
    • Avoid sources of ignition.
    • Don’t overload electrical outlets.
    • Don’t use extension cords.
    • Cook only where permitted and never leave cooking unattended.

    Keep fire safety systems in good working order.

    • Report emergency lighting and exit signs that are not working and fire extinguishers that are missing.
    • Do not tamper with fire detection, warning or suppression systems.
    • Check all smoke detectors, heat detectors, pull stations, fire alarm, sprinkler heads and fire extinguishers.

    Plan your escape.

    • Know several routes out of your building.
    • In the event of a fire alarm, leave the building quickly but safely.
    • Participate in fire drills.
    • Do not use elevators.
    • Feel doors for heat before opening;  if hot, use another route.

    If you discover a fire:

    • Sound the alarm.
    • Call 911 or Public Safety at 244-3177.
    • Use a fire extinguisher, if trained and you can do so safely.