Fire Safety Quiz

Can you answer these questions?

During a fire, when a stairwell is unavailable because it is disabled or inaccessible, it is okay to use the elevators when exiting a building.
  • (A)  True
  • (B)  False
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Correct answer is:
  • (B)  False
According to the National Fire Protection Agency, using the elevator in the event of a fire or any other building emergency is never appropriate, even in a two-story building. The elevator may malfunction or travel to a fire floor, exposing occupants to the fire. There is also an increased risk of smoke inhalation, because smoke may enter the elevator through shafts and travel towards the roof of the building. If caught in this scenario, wait for the fire rescue to arrive for assistance.
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