What to do in case of fire

Evacuate and report!

If you become aware of a fire or hear a fire alarm, the first priority is getting out safely. Once clear of the building and in a safe location, call 9-1-1 or (510) 642-3333 from a cell phone to report the emergency.

  • Take ALL fire alarms seriously and leave the building immediately. Do not stop.
  • Feel door handles. If they are warm, do not open them. Find another way out of your room. If you can’t get out, signal for help.
  • Close doors behind you.
  • Stay low when there is smoke, where the air is cleaner and cooler.
  • Always use closest exit or stairway; never use elevators.
  • If the alarm is on your way out, pull it!
  • Once outside, do not go back in!
  • If your clothes are on fire, stop, drop, and roll.
  • Quickly cool any burns with water and seek medical attention.

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