R Remove those in immediate danger if safe to do so
E Ensure to close doors and windows but keep unlocked, leave lights on
A Activate the closest fire alarm pull station
C Call 911, then Security or Facilities - Maintenance & Operations
T Try to extinguish the fire if safe to do so
Pass describes the 4 steps to follow for the use of a fire extinguisher. The directions can be found on the fire extinguisher, however, knowing the steps beforehand can save valuable time in putting out a fire.
P Pull the pin
A Aim at the base of the fire
S Squeeze the handle
S Sweep from side to side
- A very small fire can be put out with a few sprays from one fire extinguisher (waste paper basket size). Make sure to have an emergency exit or escape route scoped out so that if the fire escalates you can leave the area quickly.
- Once the fire is out, contact Facilities, Maintenance and Operations. They will need to replace the USED fire extinguisher with a NEW fire extinguisher right away.
- Fill out a GPRC Incident / Accident Report and send a copy of the written report to Facilities Risk Management (safety dept.) when the emergency is over.
- Do not panic! Stay calm
- Shut down equipment and evacuate area
- Close doors and windows as you go but keep unlocked, leave lights on
- Wear shoes and bring your jacket in the cooler weather
- Do not use elevators
- Help people with physical disabilities get to the muster areas or rescue areas
- If smoke is encountered, stay low and close to the ground when leaving the building
- Walk – do not run. Exit building via nearest exit unless re-routed by an Evacuation Supervisor
- Go to the nearest muster point area. The incident is considered over when emergency services declare an “All Clear” at which time you may re-enter the building(s)