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1) Alert other nearby laboratory and office personnel of immediate danger.
2) Alert remainder of building and Fire Department by pulling the nearest fire alarm.
3) Assist any injured personnel to safety.
4) Go to a safe location and call or specify a co-worker to
a) Give location of fire: Chemistry Building - Building Number: 484
Specify the Wing, if known:
Old Chemistry - '28 Wing
Old Chemistry - '32 Wing
Middle Wing - '59 Wing
Chemistry Annex - '72 Wing
New Chemistry - '86 Wing
and room number.
b) Give the extent of the fire - how many rooms are involved?
c) Are people trapped in their work areas?
d) Are there known injuries?
e) Give any details that may be important to Emergency Rescue Team what- chemicals or hazards may be involved, is radiation a factor, etc.
5) Next, call the Chemistry Business Office at
and report the location of the fire.
You may fight the fire yourself if, and only if:
a) You have been trained in the use of fire extinguishers,
b) the fire is small and confined to a specific area (such as a fume hood),
c) you are reasonably certain that the fumes that are generated are not toxic and
d) you have a clear means of escape if the fire proves to be out of your control.