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Fire safety and evacuation plan

Evacuation plans with the emergency assembly points marked out is found in all stairwells. Printable information regarding fire safety procedures (pdf)

In case of fire

In case a fire starts where you are, it is important that you go through the following five steps: rescue, alert, alarm, extinguish, evacuate.

Rescue

Save yourself and rescue anyone in danger. If the room is filled with smoke, the safest way out is close to the floor. Do not walk upright through the smoke!

Plastics are found in most of the rooms. Hot smoke rises toward the ceiling and may be toxic. Crouch down or crawl close to the floor.

Were you the last one to leave the room? Close the door behind you - it will lower the risk of the fire spreading and decrease smoke development.

Alert

Alert the people around you. Perhaps some of them are busy? There is a risk they may not realize the danger. Help them by alerting them to the fire.

Alarm

Everyone: call 112. Tell the operator who you are, what has happened and where the fire is.

Did you know: even as you are on the phone speaking to the SOS operator, the fire department receives the alarm. During an emergency call, e.g. a fire, a second operator is brought in to listen in on the call and assist. Everything to save time.

What questions will the SOS operator ask?

What has happened? Where is help needed? Who are you who makes the call?

In the case of a fire the operator will ask:

Is anyone in danger? What is on fire? What is the extent of the fire?

Extinguish

When the above is completed, you may go on to extinguish the fire.

Be careful when attempting to extinguish the fire. When electronic equipment is on fire, use a powder or carbon dioxide extinguisher.

The fire extinguishers found in the buildings were originally adapted to their environment. Where there is electronic equipment, the appropriate kind of extinguisher is installed in the room.  However, the use of the room may have been altered since installation.

The symbols found on the fire extinguisher indicate how and where it may be used.

Evacuating rooms and buildings

Always choose the shortest escape route. Locate and follow the green escape route signs to reach an exit.

The shortest route is always the fastest.

Always use the stairs, never use the elevators!

Go to the emergency assembly point. The evacuation plans posted in all stairwells indicate the emergency assembly point for each building.

If the fire alarm goes off and you cannot see the fire

When the fire alarm goes off it is never a drill: evacuate the building immediately!

Even if you cannot see the fire or smell smoke there may be a fire somewhere else.

Always choose the shortest escape route. Locate and follow the green escape route signs to the nearest fire exit.

Alert the people around you. Perhaps some of them are wearing headphones and cannot hear the fire alarm.

Go to the emergency assembly point. The evacuation plans posted in all stairwells indicate the emergency assembly point for each building.

Call 112 and tell the operator the fire alarm has been activated and where it happened.

Find the people who were in the same room/place as you before the alarm went off. Make sure everyone has come out of the building. Do you have reason to believe someone is still inside? Report this to the fire fighters on site.