• Familiarize yourself with the location of fire extinguishers and pull stations in your building and how to use them. Pull stations and exits are marked on the building evacuations routes, posted in the building.
  • In the event of a fire or when a building alarm sounds, IMMEDIATELY evacuate the building.
  • When evacuating, close all doors to confine a fire and reduce oxygen – DO NOT LOCK THE DOORS!
  • Smoke is the greatest danger in a fire. Stay near the floor where the air is more breathable when evacuating a smoke filled building.
  • When evacuating, move quickly to the nearest exit and tell others to do the same.
  • ASSIST PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN EXITING THE BUILDING! DO NOT USE ELEVATORS DURING A FIRE.
  • Once outside, move to an assembly area away from the affected building and check in with an assembly area coordinator or co-worker. Keep the streets and walkways clear for responding emergency vehicles and personnel.
  • If requested, assist the University Department of Public Safety and/or the Building Coordinator.
  • DO NOT RETURN TO AN EVACUATED BUILDING unless directed to do so.
  • Refer to the Building Coordinator for emergency procedures specific to your building.

 

NOTE: 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 the room has no window, lie near the floor where the air is more breathable. Shout at regular intervals to alert emergency personnel of your location.

Contact

(573) 651-2215

Office
1401 N. Sprigg Cape Girardeau
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701