General Procedures

  • Activate the alarm by pulling the fire alarm and/or call 911.
  • Only properly trained employees should attempt to extinguish a fire.
  • Walk quickly in an orderly fashion to the nearest building exit and promptly vacate the facility.
  • Do not use elevators. Use the stairs.
  • Try to assist anyone who is disabled or injured to evacuate.
  • To reduce fire or smoke damage, close all doors and windows when leaving the room and the hallways if you have time.
  • Report any hazardous conditions to the Reno Fire Department or call 911 dispatcher.
  • Do not re-enter the building until instructed to do so by emergency responders.

If You Are Trapped in a Building During a Fire

  • Stay close to the floor where the air is less toxic.
  • Shout at regular intervals to alert emergency crews of your location.
  • If smoke is entering the room through cracks in the door, stuff wet clothing in the cracks to slow the flow.
  • If your clothes catch fire, drop to the floor and roll to smother the fire, or smother the fire with a blanket, rug, or heavy coat.

After a Fire

  • Residual dangers may exist. Do not enter restricted areas without official authorization.