Campus Emergency: x4911
Reminder: The last day of scheduled classes is December 13th. Exams and final class meetings will be held from December 16th to December 19th.
IF YOU DISCOVER A FIRE
Sound the Alarm!
If you discover or suspect a fire, sound the building fire alarm by activating a pull station. Then leave the building.
Call Public Safety!
Give as much information as possible to the dispatcher
IF YOU HEAR OR SEE AN ALARM
Leave the Building:
- Try to warn or assist others only if you can do so safely.
- Move away from the building and out of the way of Public Safety and the Fire Department.
- Don't go back into the building until Public Safety or the Fire Department says it is safe to do so.
Fight or Flee:
Fire is the most common type of emergency a business may face. Small fires can often be put out by a well-trained individual with a portable fire extinguisher but, to do this safely, the individual must understand the uses and limitations of a portable fire extinguisher and the hazards associated with fighting fires.
Characteristics of fires that CAN BE extinguished with portable fire extinguishers:
- The fire is limited to the original materials ignited.
- It is contained in a wastebasket or other receptacle.
- The flames are no higher than the fire fighter's head.
- The fire has not depleted the oxygen in the room.
- Heat is being generated but the room temperature is only slightly increased.
- Smoke may be accumulated on the ceiling but visibility is good.
- There is a clear evacuation path behind the fire fighter as he/she uses the extinguisher.
Characteristics of fires that SHOULD NOT be extinguished with portable fire extinguishers:
- The fire involves flammable solvents and has spread over more than 60 square feet.
- It cannot be reached from a standing position.
- It is partially hidden behind a wall or ceiling.
- The fire cannot be fought without respiratory protection.
- The radiated heat is easily felt on exposed skin making it difficult to approach to within 10-15 feet of the fire.
- Smoke is filling the room very quickly decreasing visibility.
Fire, heat or smoke may block the evacuation path.