Campus Security

Fire Emergency Procedures

Pre-Fire Readiness

  • Know the location of fire extinguishers and how to use;
    • activate alarm systems in your area immediately
      • Fire Extinguisher Instruction
        • P = Pull safety pin from the handle
        • A= Aim at the base of the fire
        • S = Squeeze the trigger handle
        • S = Sweep from side to side
  • Identify at least two possible evacuation/exit routes from your classroom or office area.
  • Never use an elevator as part of your escape route.
  • Take an active part in fire evacuation drills.

If you discover a fire

  • Activate the nearest fire alarm.
  • Call 911
  • Follow up with a call to your Supervisor and other occupants.

Maintenance/Physical Plant  377-9451

Student Services 377-9400

Fight the fire ONLY if

  • The fire department has been notified of the fire
  • The fire is small and confined to its area of origin
  • You have a way out and can fight the fire with your back to the exit
  • You have the proper extinguisher, in good working order, AND know how to use it.
  • If you are not sure of your ability or the fire extinguisher’s capacity to contain the fire, leave the area.

If you hear a fire alarm

  • Evacuate the area. Close windows, turn off gas jets, and close doors as you leave.
  • Assume the alarm is the real thing!
  • Leave the building and move away from exits and out of the way of emergency operations (recommended 500 feet).
  • Assemble in a designated area.
  • Communicate with administration or fire department so we can determine that all personnel have evacuated your area.
  • Remain outside until “all clear” has been issued