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In the event of a large scale fire it may be necessary to consider activating the EOC. If the fire is localized then establish a Command Post in a conference room and coordinate activities from there.
Always operate an extinguisher in an upright position. The acronym to remember when operating an extinguisher is P.A.S.S.:
Pull the pin
Aim at the base of the fire
Squeeze the handle
Sweep the stream at the base of the fire
IMPORTANT: After an evacuation, report to your designated Emergency Assembly Area. Stay there until an accurate HEADCOUNT has been taken. The Building Marshal, Classroom Faculty and Other Supervisory Building Occupants will take attendance and assist in the accounting of all building occupants.
Fire type and extinguishing methods chart description
Follow the questions below as a guide for using a portable fire extinguisher during a fire.
Ask yourself each of the questions before attempting to extinguish a fire.
If you answer ―NO to any of these questions:
If you answer YES to all of the questions, you may attempt to extinguish the fire. If you feel unable to extinguish the fire, however, leave immediately.
Deciding to use a fire extinguisher flow chart description
Fire type and extinguishing methods chart