Fire

fire graphicCALL 9-1-1 FROM A SAFE LOCATION, THEN CAMPUS SAFETY 575-6351.

DO NOT TRY TO FIGHT A FIRE UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN TRAINED TO DO SO.Evacuating

R.A.C.E. to safety from a fire.

R = RESCUE anyone in immediate danger from the fire if it does not endanger your life.

A = ALARM by sounding the alarm when activating the pull station alarm box.

C = CONFINE the fire by closing all doors.

E = EVACUATE to the building evacuation assembly point.

  • If you smell smoke, prior to opening a door, feel if the door is HOT.  Open cautiously.
  • Leave the area at once.  If smoky, stay near the floor where there is less smoke.
  • Evacuate the building calmly, but quickly, proceeding to the evacuation assembly point.
  • DO NOT TRY TO USE ELEVATORS.  They act like a chimney in a fire.
  • Assist persons of disability on upper floors to an area of safe refuge (usually a stairwell landing), ask someone to stay with them and alert responders of their location.
  • If trapped, stay calm.  Alert emergency crews by trying the telephone, placing a sign or clothing in a window, whistle, shout or bang on a solid surface atintervals.  Stuff material in door cracks to minimize smoke and stay low.  Do NOT open a window.