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  • Don'ts



  • Stay Calm, don’t panic and don’t run.
  • Raise alarm and alert everyone in your premises.
  • Escape first and then call for help.
  • Use nearest available exit routes.
  • While leaving the premises. Close all doors & windows behind you if possible but must ensure that nobody is left behind and you are safe.
  • Use only escapes routes because they are built for the purpose.
  • Use staircase “Don’t use Lifts”.
  • If you are trapped in your room, close the door and block any gaps which might let smoke or fumes through. Shout from the window to attract attention of rescue team as well as others.


  • Never stand up in a fire always crawl low under the smoke and try to keep your mouth covered.
  • Never go back into a burning building for any reason.
  • Teach children not to hide from fireman, If someone is missing, tell the fireman. They are equipped to perform rescues safely.
  • Don’t secure open fire and smoke check doors as they limit the spread of fire and smoke when in closed position.
  • Don’t be tempted to clutter the stairs, corridors and lobbies as they are your escape routes.
  • Never use lifts in case of fire. Always use staircase.
  • Do not stop collect belongings.
  • Don’t shout or run. This tends to cause panic to others