see also Flammables
Where is the fire extinguisher in your lab?
Do not block safety equipment or fire sprinklers.
Make sure pathways are clear.
We have had fires at Hopkins.
A) Know where the Fire Extinguisher is.
Usually near the exits.
This is so you will be forced to fight the fire from the outside in.
Do not back yourself into a corner.
B) Do not block safety equipment or fire sprinklers [above you].
C) You may want to place important electronics away from the sprinkler heads and use a different kind of extinguisher in your area.
Watch the lab/office clutter. It can be a fire hazard as well as an exit hazard in a fire or earthquake.