Fire Emergency

Code Red


Immediate Response

Smell something burning, but see no smoke or flame:

  1. Call 1111
  2. Public Safety will:
    1. Respond to investigate
    2. Activate the building fire alarm system, if necessary
Smoke or Fire Sighted: R A C E


  Active Alarm
  1. Activate the alarm by pulling the nearest fire alarm pull station.
  2. Call 1111
  3. Be prepared to give:

    • Exact location of fire
    • Room number & building
    • Your name
    • Type of fire, if known
  4. Summon help while remaining at the person’s side. Shout or yell if necessary.
  5. Begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if you know how, and/or continue while assistance arrives and takes over.


  Contain Fire
  • Close all Doors
  • Close all Windows


  Extinguish Fire

To operate a fire extinguisher, follow the PASS method:

  1. Pull the pin
  2. Aim the extinguisher nozzle at the base of the fire
  3. Squeeze the handle
  4. Sweep the extinguisher from side to side at the base of the fire


  Evacuate for Fire or Smoke
  1. Evacuation should be coordinated with one of the following:
    1. Manager/Supervisor of affected area
    2. Safety Officer
    3. Emergency Management Officer
    4. Public Safety
    5. Fire Department
  2. If time allows, turn on all lights and close all doors behind you as you leave.
  3. Do not use elevators. Do not run.
  4. Follow the safest evacuation route.
To Operate a Fire Extinguisher: PASS

Pull the pin

Aim extinguisher nozzle at base of fire

Squeeze the handle

Sweep extinguisher side to side at base of fire



  1. Ensure that patient’s care, safety and well-being have been attended to.
  2. Debrief within your department or unit.
  3. Ensure all equipment is operating within normal limits.
  4. Open all fire doors.

Report any deficiencies found that would jeopardize safe operation of your department and report to your department or clinical manager immediately.
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