E.A.C.H. person is responsible for their own safety.
If you discover a fire or smoke or if you hear a fire alarm:
E. Evacuate the Building - Get Out - Don't Use Elevators - Use Stairs - Close (Don't Lock) Doors to Contain Fire
A. Alert Others - Activate the Fire Alarm (If Not Already Activated) - Help Others as You Leave
C. Call (911) For Help - Report to Emergency Responders Information about the Fire/Smoke/Need for Rescue
H. Have A Plan - You Must Protect Yourself - Be Knowledgeable About Fire Safety and Take Every Alarm Seriously
Do not open. Escape through a window if you can. If you cannot escape, hang a white or light-colored cloth outside the window, alerting Fire/Rescue to your presence. Seal yourself in for safety if you cannot exit due to smoke or fire. Call the fire department to report your exact location. Gather in a room with a window to await their arrival. Close all doors between you and the fire. Use duct tape or towels to create a seal around the door and over air vents in order to keep smoke from coming in.
Open slowly and ensure fire and/or smoke is not blocking your escape route. If your escape route is blocked, shut the door immediately and use an alternate escape route. If clear, leave immediately through the door and close it behind you. Be prepared to crawl. Smoke and heat rise. The air is clearer and cooler near the floor.