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Fire Evacuation

All commercial buildings are required by law to have a designated fire exit route that meets particular design and construction requirements. It is important to have a well-planned, continuous, unobstructed exit route so that everyone in the building may escape unharmed in the event of a fire. In addition, experts recommend a monthly fire drill to ensure that each person in the building understands exit routes and fire safety measures.

Fire Evacuation Procedures

In the event of a fire, it is important that everyone in the building understands and follows proper evacuation procedures.

  • Immediately exit the building. A fire can expand and spread in a matter of minutes. During a fire, do not waste time attempting to save personal property. Use the safest exit route.
  • Do not open doors that are hot to the touch. Use the back of your hand to feel the door and its handle to ensure that fire is not on the other side. If the door is hot, use an alternate escape route. Open cool doors carefully, and if smoke or heat enters the room, close the door securely and choose an alternative escape route.
  • Crawl through smoke. If your only escape route is blocked by smoke, crawl low to the ground, underneath the smoke. Keep your mouth covered to avoid inhaling toxic gases.
  • Have a designated meeting place at a safe distance from the building. At the designated area, take attendance to make sure everyone is safe.
  • Never re-enter a burning building. If someone is missing, notify the firefighters, who are trained to safely perform rescues.

Contact Us

Each year, in addition to the tragic loss of thousands of lives, hundreds of businesses are damaged or destroyed by fires. With properly-maintained fire suppression systems and a regular fire-safety inspection, these catastrophic losses can be prevented. To schedule your fire safety inspection, contact the Austin fire safety inspectors of Ace Fire Equipment today at 512-835-2020.