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Fire, Smoke, & Explosion

FIRE, SMOKE, & EXPLOSION

NOTE: Any employee, student or visitor involved with a fire should contact Campus Safety & Security (x6666) with needed information as soon as it is safe to do so.

FIRE OR SMOKE:
  • Remove anyone from danger.
  • PULL the fire alarm, located near an exit.
  • CALL 911 from the nearest safe phone.
  • FIGHT the fire. Close nearby doors. Use extinguishers to assist with small fires only.
  • EVACUATE the building. (SEE EVACUATION).

FIRE ALARM ACTIVATED:
  • EVACUATE using the nearest stairwell. (SEE EVACUATION).

CAUGHT IN SMOKE:
  • Drop to hands and knees and crawl towards the nearest exit.
  • Stay low as smoke will rise to the ceiling.
  • Hold your breath as much as possible; breathe through your nose and use a filter such as a shirt or towel.

IF TRAPPED IN A ROOM:
  • Close as many doors as possible between you and the fire.
  • Wet and place a cloth material around or under the door to help prevent smoke from entering.
  • If room has an outside window, be prepared to signal someone outside.