Fire Extinguishing Systems

For your safety and the safety of others at the University of Michigan (U-M), it is a good practice to know when to fight a fire, which fire extinguisher to use, and how to put out a fire.  The first decision you must make when a fire occurs is to only fight a fire if:

  • The fire is small and contained
  • You are safe from toxic smoke
  • You have a means of escape
  • Your instincts tell you it is OK

If at any time one of these criteria changes, SOUND THE ALARM and evacuate the area immediately.

Fire Extinguishers

Special Hazards Fire Extinguishing Systems

Standard Operating Procedures, Guidelines, and Manuals

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