When the fire alarm sounds in your building:
Have an exit strategy, know two ways out, such as another stairway, an emergency exit or a fire escape.
The fire alarm system is designed to give you an early warning when there is a smoke or fire condition in your building. NEVER ignore the alarms just because your area is clear, there may be a fire or smoke condition on another floor that the sensitive detection devices have alerted you to.
Assume there is a fire even if you do not see smoke in your immediate area.
NEVER use an elevator in ANY building once the fire alarm is sounding. Use the stairs.
Remember, how you react in a real emergency situation depends upon how well you have prepared yourself before it happens. The way you entered the building may not be the safest and quickest way out. Familiarize yourself with the two exits closest to your area and react immediately to all fire alarms.
What do I do if I discover a fire in a building?
If you discover a fire or smoke condition: