The nurse aid should be familiar with all fire safety policies and protocols. All staff must respond to keep clients safe when a fire alarm sounds. Remember “R.A.C.E.” to fast act. R = Rescue/Remove all people who are not able to take care of themselves. A = Alarm, if it has not already been done. Pulling the alarm can be done simultaneously as rescue. C = Confine/Contain the fire or smoke by closing doors to prevent or slow the spread. Smoke is especially dangerous for everyone. E = Extinguish the fire if possible, using a handheld fire extinguisher. Attempt to extinguish only small fires, as long as you can stay still safe and have an escape route.