Fire Safety & Procedures
safety depends upon you! Help eliminate fire hazards!
It is important for you to familiarize yourself with the building
and the emergency equipment it contains.
- Prepare an escape plan including at least two
- Familiarize yourself with emergency reporting
and sounding the alarm procedures.
- Determine a safe area of refuge at least 150
feet from the building.
- Develop procedures to account for all occupants
of the facility including students, staff, and visitors.
- Assist the physically challenged individuals
with evacuation from the facility.
safety is the primary objective of our fire safety program.
that door - it can save your life! The purpose of fire
doors is to stop or greatly retard the spread of fire. Propping
open fire doors can place all occupants at risk. Fire equipment
such as fire doors are installed for your protection. Fire equipment
can only be effective with the support of facility occupants.
Wood wedges to prop door open are prohibited.
Click here to see why closed fire doors are important
- Activate the fire alarm using the nearest fire
alarm pull station.
- Notify occupants in the immediate area to start
- Report the emergency to Public Safety at 3-2712
or 3-4000. Alternative reporting 9-911 will provide a timely response.
Do not hang up - let the dispatcher hang up first.
- Start facility evacuation.
will not operate once the alarm is activated!
- Evacuation is mandatory whenever the fire alarm
- Facility occupants are required to develop emergency
- Academic personnel should be the last to leave
a classroom making sure all windows/doors are closed.
- Laboratory staff should make sure equipment is
shut off, open flames are turned off, windows/doors are closed.
- Office personnel should make sure windows/doors
are closed, critical documents/records are retrieved/secured,
computers/equipment is shut off, personal belongings are retrieved/removed.
- Evacuate building and report to pre-determined
safe area of refuge.
- Do not reenter a building until "ALL CLEAR" has
been determined by emergency response personnel.