What to do if You're Trapped

  • Don't panic.
  • Close all doors between you and the smoke. if there is a working phone in the room, call the fire department, and tell the dispatcher where you are trapped.
  • Call the fire department even if you can see fire trucks through your window.
  • Stuff rags, towels, or clothing in the cracks and around doors to keep smoke out.
  • Wait at a window; signal the firefighters by waving a light-colored cloth or flashlight, and wait to be rescued.