action to take if you discover a fire
At the indication of fire:
- Safeguard life and isolate the fire.
- Close all doors on your way out of the room. Do Not Lock The Doors.
- Report fire and/or smoke by activating the nearest fire alarm.
- Call the University Police Department by dialing 911 or 6235.
- Slowly state, “I want to report a fire.” Give your location (building, floor, room number).
- Do not attempt to fight a fire alone. Report it immediately to 911 or 6235. Firefighting should be delegated to trained firemen, with the possible exception of a minor fire, which could be extinguished with a portable fire extinguisher. Be sure to use the correct type of extinguisher.
- Direct those persons in the immediate vicinity to assist in the fire containment and to notify the Building Facility Manager.
- Beware of special hazardous materials requiring special firefighting precautions.
- When the building evacuation/fire alarm is sounded or when told to leave by police personnel or the Building Facility Manager, walk quickly to the nearest exit and alert others to do the same.
- ASSISTthose persons who are disabled in exiting the building. Do Not Use the Elevators During A Fire.
- If you become trapped in a building during a fire and a window is available, place an article of clothing (shirt, coat, etc.) outside the window as a marker for emergency personnel. If there is no window, stay near the floor. Smoke is the greatest danger in a fire; stay near the floor so the air will be more breathable. Shout at regular intervals to alert emergency personnel of your location.