Museum Handbook: Primer on Disaster Preparedness
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In case of a fire:

 1.  Remain calm.

 2.  Contact the Fire Department.

 3.  If the fire is small, try to extinguish it with the proper
     type of extinguisher or other method.  Do not jeopardize
     personal safety.

 4.  Do not allow the fire to come between you and the exit.

 5.  Disconnect electrical equipment if it is on fire and it is
     safe to do so.

 6.  Notify the supervisor and evacuation coordinator, if possi-

 7.  Evacuate if you can not extinguish the fire.  Assist dis-
     abled persons.

 8.  Do not break windows.

 9.  Do not open a hot door.  (Before opening a door, touch it
     near the top.  If it is hot or if smoke is visible, do not

10.  Do not use elevators.

11.  Do not attempt to save possessions.

12.  Go directly to the assembly area.

13.  Do not return to the affected area until told to by appro-
     priate authorities.

14.  Do not spread rumors.