Fire

In the event of a fire, smoke from a fire, or a gas odor has been detected:

  • Assess the situation. Pull fire alarm and contact 4-911.
  • Evacuate students and staff to a safe distance outside of building.
  • Assist the disabled in exiting the building if able to do so.  If not, assist them to the nearest area of rescue and report location to emergency personnel.
  • Do not use elevators during a fire emergency.
  • Follow normal fire drill route. Follow alternate route if normal route is too dangerous.
  • Faculty takes class roster to evacuation site. Take (call) roll after being evacuated.
  • Advise university police of missing students.
  • Perform necessary immediate first-aid on victim(s): smother fire by rolling victim on the ground, deluge with water.
  • No one may reenter building(s) until entire building(s) has been declared safe by fire or police personnel.
  • University Police/Director of Environmental Health and Safety notifies students and staff of termination of emergency. Resume normal operations.

WARNING:

Do not use water on electrical fires. Do not attempt to fight fires involving explosives.
Do not attempt to fight fires involving toxic chemicals or strong oxidizers.