Fires are one of the most serious and common hazards on university campuses. Understanding basic fire safety tips and how to respond to a fire can save lives!
- Assist individuals with disabilities and others if it is safe to do so.
- Inform the people around you there is a fire.
- Activate the nearest fire alarm and call 911 from a safe location.
- Close doors behind you to inhibit the fire from spreading.
- Leave the building immediately via the nearest exit when instructed.
- If smoke is present stay low and crawl to the nearest exit.
- Do not use elevators.
- Do not re-enter the building until authorized by emergency responders.
If trapped in a room:
- Call 911
- Wet and place cloth material around or under the door to prevent smoke from entering the room.
- Close as many doors as possible between you and the fire.
- Signal to someone outside.
If forced to advance through flames:
- Hold your breath.
- Move quickly.
- Protect your head and hair.
Fire Extinguisher Use – PASS:
- Pull safety pin from handle.
- Aim at base of fire.
- Squeeze the trigger handle.
- Sweep from side to side at base of fire.