Carry high-heeled shoes with you if you must. Be on the lookout for other traffic entering/descending down the steps. Don’t go to the stairwell if you complete the evacuate.
What action should you take if you hear continuous fire alarm?
If there is a continuous fire alarm, you should leave as soon as you can. If you’re going to re-enter the building, make sure you’re told it’s safe.
What is the first thing you should do in the event of a fire?
Pull the nearest fire alarm pull station as soon as possible after exiting the building. To make sure there is no fire danger on the other side when you open the doors, feel the doors for heat first. If there is smoke in the air, it is a good idea to stay low.
What happens if you open a window during a fire?
A backdraft is when so much oxygen is sucked into the hot environment that it ignites the gasses in the smoke, and everything nearby catches fire at the same time. It sounds like this can be very dangerous and even a trained firefighter can die from it.
At what point do you sound the fire alarm?
You have to leave the building when the fire alarm goes off. It is never a good idea to assume that the alarm is false or that the system is being tested. When a system test is taking place, the building will be posted with a notice stating the day and time of the test.
What happens if you open a door during a fire?
Steve Kerber, director of the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute, told INSIDER that people are exposed to dangerous heat levels and toxic carbon-monoxide gas when a fire opens the door.