Fire Safety

If you smell smoke or see fire:

  • Call 9-1-1. Calmly relay the nature of the emergency as you observe it and answer all questions from the operator. Do not hang up until instructed to do so.
  • If time permits, call the campus Facilities department and to relay both the situation, and that you have called 9-1-1.
  • If possible, close all doors leading to the fire. This will assist to confine the fire until emergency personnel arrives.
  • Follow the Building or Campus Evacuation Procedure.

If your clothes are on fire:

  • STOP wherever you are.
  • DROP to the floor that is unobstructed.
  • ROLL repeatedly to extinguish the flames.

If you are in a smoke-filled area:

  • Kneel on the floor and stay as low as possible.
  • Take short breaths through your nose.
  • Crawl to the nearest exit.
  • Feel all doors before opening:
    • If the door(s) are hot, DO NOT OPEN.
    • If the door(s) are cool, open slowly and stay behind the door.
    • If heat or pressure begins to come through the door(s), close immediately and tightly.