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Fire Safety

Immediate and appropriate response to fire alarms is mandatory to protect life and equipment

University of Rochester and LLE use the RACE acronym for responding to a fire

Rescue or Relocate victims without exposing yourself to unnecessary risk
Activate the Alarm system (preferred) or call Security; dial 13 or 275-3333
Confine the fire by Closing doors and windows
Evacuate the building or Extinguish the fire

Upon evacuation all employees shall move at least 50 feet away from the building and remain clear of the building until the "all clear" signal is given and/or both the horns and strobes have been silenced.

The advancement building at 300 East River Road is the designated area for all employees to report to during an actual fire or other emergency that delays employees from reentering LLE.

LLE is designated a "Fight Building" which means trained LLE personnel may fight a fire once the first 3 steps of the RACE process have been completed and if

University of Rochester and LLE use the PASS acronym for operating a fire extinguisher to fight a fire

Pull the pin
Aim the extinguisher
Squeeze the handle
Sweep at base of the fire

Discharge the entire fire extinguisher and then exit while closing doors behind you. Do not use a 2nd extinguisher if the 1st one failed to put the fire out.

While fighting a fire, you should evacuate if

Fire is a Chemical Reaction that requires Heat, Fuel and Oxygen

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Fire and Fire Extinguisher Types

Safe work practies are everyone's responsibility

During work hours, LLE has authorization to

For more information, review the University of Rochester's Fire Safety Training Presentation