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Electrical Fires, continued

Do not attempt to extinguish a fire yourself unless all of the following are TRUE:

  • You are trained in the use of a fire extinguisher and the proper extinguisher is in the immediate vicinity
  • The fire alarm has been pulled and personnel have been evacuated from the area of the fire
  • The fire is small, contained, and NOT spreading beyond the point of origin
  • The exit is clear and you can fight the fire with your back to the exit
  • You can avoid smoke

If these conditions are not all met, do NOT fight the fire yourself. Pull the fire alarm and leave the area.