What To Do In the Case of a Fire


At Millennium Fire and Security, Inc., we believe safety is the number one priority. We want our valued customers to be safe and ready in the case of a fire. That is why we provide fire alarm systems. It is very important that your business is equipped with fire prevention measures. The lives of you and your employees are the number one concern. If you need a fire alarm system, we are here and ready for you.


While fire prevention systems do help, you still need to be knowledgeable of what to do in the case of a fire. Knowing what to do in a fire could save lives and avoid injuries. Remember, always have a fire alarm system installed. Do not substitute a safety system with your knowledge on fire response. Instead, use both safety measures.


If you see or hear any signs of a fire, grab the fire extinguisher. If the fire is small enough, you’ll be able to put it out and outright avoid a major tragedy. Make sure your employees are trained on the use of fire extinguishers as part of your precautions. However, if the fire extinguisher isn’t helping, leave the scene immediately. Your life and the lives of others should be the first concern. If you have a fire alarm system, sound the alarm to warn others in the building. Also, yelling to alert the people closest to you of the danger is beneficial.


Make sure to call 911 so authorities can arrive to the location quickly. When evacuating the building, leave valuables behind. Your life is more important. To stop smoke from entering your lungs, cover your nose with your shirt. Once you and everyone else are out of the room where the fire is, close the door. Research has shown that closed doors halt the spreading of fire, relegating the fire to one spot for a while. Make a plan ahead of time for possible routes to exits so you can leave quickly. Practice your plan as a fire drill so it will be easy for everyone to remember where to go. To ensure everyone is accounted for, designate a meeting spot outside the building where all employees can check in. If you are in the situation where your clothes are on fire, don’t run—just stop, drop to the floor, and roll around to put it out.


Check to see if your fire alarm system is operational. It is very critical that you have a fire alarm system installed and maintained in your building. At Millennium Fire and Security, Inc., our system meets all NFPA and local standards and codes. We stay current with changes to regulations and laws. The system features heat and smoke detectors, manual pull stations, smoke evacuations systems, and more. Call us at 407-890-0506 to learn more about our fire safety systems.