- 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
- 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
- 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.