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  • Know the location of fire extinguishers in your area and how to use them.

  • Know the location of the fire alarm.

When You See a Fire

  • Dial 911 and carefully give specific location, e.g., west side of building “A”.  From your cell phone call Santa Maria Police Dispatch 925-2631, or Lompoc Police Dispatch 736-4511

  • For a fire that appears to be controllable, get the fire extinguisher and direct the charge of the fire extinguisher toward the base of the flame. Get help if necessary.

  • On fires that are not immediately controllable and if using the extinguisher is not successful, exit the building by using the closest exit and close all doors as you go.

  • Ensure affected facilities and/or occupancies have been fully vacated.

  • Do not open any doors that are hot or have smoke seeping out of them.

  • 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’ve reached the designated area.


    • Meet with instructor to confirm all students are out of the area of danger.
    • Do not enter a building that has just been on fire.
    • Meet with the fire official in charge and answer all pertinent questions and follow all orders.
    • All fires must be reported to AHC Police Department and Plant Services. Report discharged fire extinguishers to Plant Services for recharging.
  • If you have been asked to vacate, do not return to a building until told to do so by the AHC police department personnel or the administrator in charge.