Everyone MUST evacuate the building by way of the safest and closest exit and/or stairway. NEVER use an elevator to exit during a fire alarm activation.
Be aware that if a fire threatens your home, you should not place the call to emergency services from inside the home. It is better to get out and place the call to fire authorities from a safe location outside the home.
Don’t use balconies, porches, fire escapes or furnace rooms for storage. Fires starting in these areas can burn undetected.
All hospitals and nursing homes must have stairway exits that are clearly marked with signs that are lit up so that all can see them. Nursing assistants must tell patients and residents to use the stairs and NOT the elevator if a fire starts in the area and they have to be moved to another floor of the facility for safety. Everyone must use the stairs.
Although some smaller warehouses may not legally require them, automated sprinkler should be considered as standard requirement in any warehouse.Storage should be maintained at least 18 inches below sprinkler head deflectors.
Report electrical hazards. Many fires start in faulty wiring and malfunctioning electrical equipment. Never attempt electrical repairs unless you are qualified and authorized.
Check smoke detectors once a month and change the batteries at least once a year. Smoke detectors sense abnormal amounts of smoke or invisible combustion gases in the air and indicate any Fire.
Industries and plants should be provided with Fire Dampers,The dampers shall operate automatically and shall simultaneously switch off the air- handling fans. Manual operation facilities shall also be provided.
Containers, cylinders, tanks shall be separated from combustible material, waste, vegetation , source of heat and conditions that present exposure hazard to or from each other.