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Fire Alarm

Familiarize yourself with all the exits from your area and building. The fire alarm is a loud intermittent horn with flashing lights.

When the Fire Alarm Sounds

  • Vacate the building by quickly walking to the nearest exit.

  • Alert people as you exit.

  • Direct people with disabilities to elevator lobbies when they are located on floors above or below ground level and tell them to wait for directions from AHC Police Department personnel.

  • FLASH the LIGHTS ON and OFF for deaf and hard of hearing people who might be in the building. Close all doors of empty rooms as you go.

  • Move to a clear area outside at least 150 feet away from the affected area. Keep the walkways clear for emergency vehicles.

    • Vacate your class to a gathering place, which you designate.
    • Take roll or a head count when you have reached the designated area to ensure that all students have vacated.


    • Survey the building to determine that it is fully vacated and to determine, if possible, the nature and extent of the problem.
    • If a fire or other emergency is found, dial 911, who will notify AHC Police Department.
  • From your cell phone call Santa Maria Police Dispatch 925-2631, or Lompoc Police Dispatch 736-4511

  • Once you have vacated, do not return to a building until told to do so by AHC police department personnel or by the administrator in charge.

Special Instructions

Please remember that it is often what you are unable to see that is dangerous. Toxic gases or hazardous chemicals may activate a fire alarm. Be safe. Vacate!