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CODE RED (Fire)

In the event of FIRE or SMOKE in your work area, remember the acronym RACE.

RESCUE:
• Help anyone in immediate danger from the fire.

ALARM:
• Activate nearest fire alarm pull station.
• Call Campus Operations Call Center at 686-5333

Report:
Name and Title
CODE RED
Building, floor and room
What‘s burning, if known

CONTAIN:
• Close all doors.
• Return all patients to their rooms.
• Close patient room doors.
• Send visitors to the first floor via the stairs.
• Clear corridors of all equipment.

EXTINGUISH:
P Pull the metal pin.
A Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire.
S Squeeze the handle.
S Sweep the fire from a distance of 5 to 15 feet.

If evacuation becomes necessary, you will be given instructions by the Fire Department or a UAMS representative. The first route of evacuation will be moving horizontally to the next smoke compartment.


UAMS Emergency Quick Reference Guide


Published by:

Occupational Health and Safety
and
Office of Emergency Preparedness

2013


UAMS Safety Policies

UAMS Emergency Preparedness

Please select the desired emergency code from the list to the right.


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