Fire Procedures

Use the RACE procedure:

  • Remove persons in danger.  Exit through stairwell, do not use elevator.
  • Activate alarm (Code Red) AND dial 911.
  • Close doors and windows.
  • Extinguish fire.  Have person knowledgeable of incident and area assist emergency personnel.

To extinguish the fire, use the correct fire extinguisher and the PASS procedure:

  • Pull the pin
  • Aim at the base of the fire
  • Squeeze the handle
  • Sweep from side to side

Always maintain accessible exit.

Avoid smoke or fumes.

Pull the Pin, Call it In.

Clothing on Fire

  • STOP, DROP and ROLL around on the floor to smother flames or drench with water if safety shower is immediately available.
  • Report incident to supervisor.

Always report any fire no matter how small to Duke Police - (919) 684-2444

Fire Emergency- 911

If calling from a cell phone, advise the Durham dispatcher that you are calling from Duke so they can coordinate the response with Duke Police.

OESO Fire Safety Division (919) 684-5609