Manuel sets the kitchen on fire, and Basil makes all of his guests leave the building so he can take care of it. Basil panics and struggles to perform basic tasks, such as pulling the fire alarm, leaving it up to his wife, Sybil, to put out the fire.
Dwight is confident that experience is the best teacher. He simulates a real fire for his co-workers to find out if they understand what to do in the event of a fire. During the simulation, he tries to give them advice, but they are too panicked to pay attention to him.