What do I do in the Event of a Fire?
If You Discover a Fire
Pull the nearest fire alarm box on the floor; call 911 and Public Safety at x2222 and be prepared to give the following information:
- Specific conditions (smoke, fire, etc.)
- Specific location (floor, room)
- Your name and location
- Notify those in the immediate area of the danger.
- Assist in removing any disabled person from the immediate area.
- Follow the directions of Building & Floor Coordinators, Fire Wardens, Public
- Safety Officers and Building & Grounds personnel.
If You Hear the Fire Alarm
- Be aware that whenever the fire alarm sounds it may signal a real emergency situation.
- Remain calm and proceed to evacuate the area in an orderly manner. Do not rush, push or panic. Rely on planning and knowledge.
- Assist disabled persons to evacuate the area. Be particularly aware of persons with sight or hearing disabilities.
- Do not go back to retrieve belongings.
- If there is smoke, stay low; it will be easier to breathe.
- Use the stairways indicated by emergency personnel.
NEVER USE AN ELEVATOR TO EVACUATE UNLESS DIRECTED TO DO SO BY THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.
- Before opening any door, touch the door with the back of your hand.
- Do not open a door that is warm or hot.
- Close doors behind you to prevent fire spread, but make sure that you can reopen them if you need to retreat.
- If trapped in a building with operable windows, open windows at the top to let heat and smoke out, open at the bottom to breathe.
Listen for Instructions From:
- Building & Floor Coordinators
- Fire Wardens
- Security & Public Safety Officers
- Building & Grounds Personnel
- Other Faculty & Staff