Fire Evacuation Procedure
- During the Emergency
Note: You don’t have to do all the following yourself—Delegate!
- Keep calm and help others do the same.
- Sound the Alarm. If there is a fire alarm call box nearby, use it. Call (9) 911 and report the fire, then call Security (x2222), tell others in the building to evacuate. Leave by the nearest safest exit.
- Assist disabled persons in exiting the building. Do not use elevators in case of fire.
- Close windows and doors to confine the fire and reduce its supply of oxygen. Don’t lock the doors-the fireman will need to get it.
- Use fire extinguisher. If the fire appears controllable and you can do so safely. Always keep a way of escape behind you. (See instructions on the use of fire extinguishers.) Evacuate if you can’t use an extinguisher effectively.
- Once outside, report to your assembly area. Stay there until an accurate head count is taken. The Safety Building Coordinator or the designated alternate will assist in accounting for building occupants.
- Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrant areas and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel.
- A Campus Emergency Central Command Post may be set up near the emergency site. Keep clear of the Central Command Post unless you have official business.
- Do not return to an evacuated building until the emergency personnel give the “all clear” signal.
- Campus Evacuation
- Evacuation of all or part of the campus grounds will be announced by Security as directed.
- All persons (students, staff, and visitors) are to vacate the site in questions immediately and relocate to another area as directed.
- Important Points to Remember
- Do not open the door, if you think there may be a fire on the other side of a closed door. Make sure it is cool to the touch.
- Do not panic, If you become trapped in a building and a window is available, place an article of clothing (shirt, coat, etc.) outside the window as a marker for rescue crews. In any case, shout at regular intervals to alert emergency crews of your location.
- Stay near the floor; below the smoke and toxic fumes.
- Do not break fire cabinet glass with your hand or object that would put you close to breaking the glass.
- Do not reenter the building, unless directed by the Emergency Personnel.
- Use the available fire extinguishers if you are trained and the fire is manageable.
- Do not use the fire hose, this is to be used by the fire department.
- Do not remove burning materials, this can spread the fire and fumes may overcome you.
Fire Drill Frequencies (PDF document)