Fire
Fires are one of the most serious and common hazards on university campuses. Understanding basic fire safety tips and how to respond to a fire can save lives!

Action Guidelines

Rescue

  • Assist individuals with disabilities and others if it is safe to do so.

Alert

  • Inform the people around you there is a fire.
  • Activate the nearest fire alarm and call 911 from a safe location.

Confine

  • Close doors behind you to inhibit the fire from spreading.

Evacuate

  • Leave the building immediately via the nearest exit when instructed.
  • If smoke is present, stay low and crawl to the nearest exit.
  • Do not use elevators.
  • Do not re-enter the building until authorized by emergency responders.


If trapped in a room:

  • Call 911.
  • Place wet cloth material around or under the door to prevent smoke from entering the room.
  • Close as many doors as possible between you and the fire.
  • Signal to someone outside.


If forced to advance through flames:

  • Hold your breath.
  • Move quickly.
  • Protect your head and hair.


Fire Extinguisher Use:

Pull safety pin from handle.
Aim at base of fire.
Squeeze the trigger handle.
Sweep from side to side at base of fire.


EMERGENCY GUIDE TABLE OF CONTENTS: 

Emergency Guide Home
CRITICAL INFORMATION: 
Reporting an Emergency Evacuation
Important Phone Numbers Shelter-In-Place
Emergency Notification Individuals with Disabilities
SPECIFIC ACTION GUIDELINES: 
Active Shooter/Armed Intruder Hurricane
Bomb Threat Medical
Concerning Behavior Suspicious Activity
Explosion Utility Failure
Fire Weather
Hazardous Materials
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: 
Crime Prevention Personal Preparedness