Fire

  1. Know the location of fire extinguishers in your area and know how to use them. Training and information are available through Campus Safety.
  2. On a minor fire that appears controllable, IMMEDIATELY contact the University Police. Promptly direct the charge of the fire extinguisher toward the base of the flame.
      • PULL
      • AIM
      • SQUEEZE
      • SWEEP
  3. If necessary, or if directed to do so by the University Police or the building contact person, activate the building fire alarm. CAUTION: THE BUILDING ALARMS RING ONLY IN THE BUILDING; in addition you must call the University Police (911).
  4. On large fires that do not appear controllable, IMMEDIATELY contact the University Police and the building contact person. Evacuate all affected rooms closing all doors to confine the fire and reduce oxygen. DO NOT LOCK DOORS!
  5. When the building fire alarm is sounded or when told to leave by the University Police or by the building contact person, walk quickly to the nearest marked exit, and alert others to do the same.
  6. ASSIST PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN EXITING THE BUILDING! DO NOT USE ELEVATORS IN CASE OF FIRE.
  7. Once outside, move to a clear area away from the affected building. Keep the streets and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel.
  8. If requested, assist the University Police and/or the building contact person.
  9. An Emergency Operations Center (EOC) may be set up near the emergency site. Keep clear of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) unless you have important information to report.
  10. DO NOT RETURN TO AN EVACUATED BUILDING unless directed to do so by the University Police.

NOTE: If you become trapped in a building during a fire and a window is available, place an article of clothing (shirt, coat, etc.) outside the window as a marker for emergency personnel. If there’s no window, stay near the floor, where the air will be more breathable. Shout at regular intervals to alert emergency personnel of your location.