Education What to Do In A Fire Emergency If an alarm goes off, always assume that it means a real fire. First, get everyone out of the building. Then, Dial 911 to report a fire emergency from another location (neighbors home). Give your exact address and location. Do not hang up. Wait for the 911 operator to give you instructions or tell you to disconnect. DO NOT re-enter a burning building for any reason. Make Sure You Have Working Smoke Detectors in Your Home and Your Family Has a Home Fire Escape Plan. Click here to download the Delmar Fire Department’s brochure.