The University of Arizona

Risk Management Services


Specific Emergency Procedures

Emergency Procedures – Main Page

Notes and Precautions

Small fires can be extinguished without evacuation. If the fire is contained in a small vessel, suffocate the fire by covering the vessel. Do not pick up the vessel. Do not cover with dry towels or cloths. Remove nearby flammable materials to avoid spread of fire. However, an immediate readiness to evacuate is essential in the event the fire cannot be quickly and simply controlled. Only trained personnel should use fire extinguishers. Never enter a room that is smoke filled. Never enter a room containing a fire without a backup person. Never enter a room if the top half of the door is warm to touch. Report the occurrence of fires to RMS if the fire causes injury, property damage, or requires the use of a fire extinguisher.

Life Safety and Confinement

Notification and Evacuation


This is How Most Fire Extinguishers Work

Learn How to P.A.S.S.:

Fire Extinguishers – Type