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Immediately activate the building's fire alarm system.
Evacuate the building unless otherwise notified.
Call 911 from any campus phone or call 911 AND Public Safety (218.477.2449) from a cell phone or from off campus.
If you discover a fire:
Manually activate the building's fire alarm system.
Immediately evacuate the building, closing doors and windows behind you.
Check the doors with the back of your hand before opening; if hot move to alternative exit.
DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS.
Persons operating equipment that poses a hazard if left unattended should, if all possible, shut down the equipment prior to evacuating.
Locate those persons with special needs, and provide assistance if possible. Assist those with mobility impairments to the nearest Area of Safe Rescue. Provide their location to emergency responders.
Report to your building's Designated Assembly Area and be accounted for.
DO NOT re-enter the building until the fire department has cleared the scene.
If caught in smoke:
Do not breathe the smoke!
Drop to your knees and crawl to the closest safe exit.
Breathe through your nose, and use a shirt or towel to breathe through, if possible.
If trapped in a building:
Close all doors and windows.
Wet and place cloth material around and under the door to prevent smoke from entering.
Attempt to signal people outside of the building. Call for help using a telephone or cell phone.
Fire Extinguisher Use
Report the fire first (Call 911 from any campus phone or call 911 AND Public Safety (218-477-2449) from a cell phone or off campus).
Use a fire extinguisher only if you have been trained to do so. Improper use of an extinguisher can increase the hazard.
If you have any doubt of your ability to fight the fire, exit immediately.
If you decide to use a fire extinguisher, place yourself between the fire and your exit from the area.
To use the fire extinguisher, follow the
ull the pin. This will break the tamper seal if one is provided.
im low, pointing the extinguisher nozzle (or the horn or hose) at the base of the fire.
queeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent.
weep from side to side at the base of the fire until the fire is out. Watch the area. If the fire re-ignites, repeat the steps above.
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