• School Preparedness for Emergency Situations: Fire

    Be Informed

    • Fire is FAST - It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a building
    • Fire is HOT - Heat is more threatening than flames
    • Fire is DARK - Quickly produces black smoke and darkness
    • Fire is DEADLY - Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames

    Make a Plan

    • Practice your Fire Escape Plan - Listen to your Teacher during drills
    • Find two ways to get out of each room
    • Do not to hide from firefighters
    • Know your meeting place outside

    During Building Fire

    Crawl low under any smoke to your exit

    Before opening a door, feel the door - if hot keep closed

    If your clothes catch fire, stop, drop, and roll


  • Fire Emergencies
  • Have Two Ways Out
  • How to use a Extinguisher
  • Wildfires

  • Stay Calm: approach any emergency logically (not emotionally) – rehearse calming techniques like breathing in slowly or counting to 10 to focus before action – mindfulness and controlling your fear will save lives. Try not to freeze during a high stress situation.

Last Modified on May 9, 2018