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Fire (candles, cooking, smoking)

Fires can spread quickly and become life-threatening in minutes. By the time you notice a ­fire on your floor or hear an alarm, it may be too late to plan an escape. DO NOT waste time gathering valuables or making phone calls. Alert the people around you and evacuate immediately.

Fire hazards may take the form of, but are not limited to:

  • Obstructing or compromising adequate exit routes.
  • Overloading electrical systems, faulty devices, or equipment.
  • Improperly storing or using hazardous materials.
  • Using devices or equipment improperly.