Fire

Remember...Stay calm.  Help others remain calm. When you are reporting an emergency situation give concise, accurate answers to the 911 operator. Do not hang up until told to do so.
The Campus Safety and Police phone number is 278-5555—on campus ext. 5555.

Fire: Report all fires to the 911 operator immediately by using any of the emergency telephones found in the building. Activate you building fire alarm.

If necessary: Follow BUILDING EVACUATION procedures.

Take essential personal possessions with you (e.g. car keys, glasses, purse, and medications).

Survival Tips:

  1. If you are trapped in a building on fire, hang an article of clothing, towel, etc. outside the window to mark your location. Stay close to the floor where the air is more breathable. Shout at regular intervals to alert emergency personnel.
  2. Know the locations of fire extinguishers, fire exits, (alternate exits) and where the alarm system stations are in case you need to activate one.
  3. There are few false fire alarms, so every alarm needs to be taken seriously. It is a myth to think you are safe if you don’t see or smell smoke. Fires travel quickly and may block your escape route(s) within minutes.

DIAL 911 to Report a Fire