Fire Emergency Plan

1. WHAT TO DO WHEN A SMOKE OR FIRE ALARM SOUNDS:

A.  Proceed to the nearest EXIT. Leave the building immediately.  DO NOT use the elevators. If smoke or fire is present use another EXIT.  If smoke is present, keep low or as close to the floor as possible.

B.  Report to the building's designated assembly point. Stay at the assembly point to be accounted for and given further instructions.

     DO NOT re-enter the building until a uniformed member of the Emergency Response Team has given an "all clear".

C.  When leaving a room or entering a stairwell, feel the doorknob, or touch the door with the back of your hand.  If it is hot to the touch DO NOT open the door.  If the door is not hot, brace yourself and open the door slightly.  If intense heat or smoke is present, DO NOT open the door any further, close the door and stay inside the room or use another stairwell.

D.  If you are unable to evacuate your room, seal the bottom edge of the door   with clothing, towels, bedding, etc.  (wet if possible).  If possible, hang an object (e.g. coat, towel, sheet, shirt, etc.) out of the window to attract attention. 

     DIAL 7777 FROM CAMPUS PHONES OR 911 FROM PUBLIC PHONES FOR
ASSISTANCE.  Follow any instructions given by the Emergency Response Team.

 

2. WHAT TO DO WHEN SMOKE OR FIRE IS SEEN:

A. Initiate a Fire Alarm by activating the nearest FIRE ALARM PULL STATION.  Pull Stations are generally located: at the ends of hallways by EXIT doors, entrances into stairwells, or by doors leading directly to the outside.  DO NOT attempt to extinguish the fire.  If possible, confine the fire by closing the door to the room.

B. Evacuate the building, then DIAL 7777 FROM CAMPUS PHONES OR 911 FROM PUBLIC PHONES to report a fire and give the following information:

                1. Your name, telephone number and the location you are calling from.

                2.  The location of the emergency (e.g. Gee Hall, room # A225, etc).

                3.  Describe the situation (e.g. smell of smoke, open flames, etc.)

                4.  If possible, tell them what is burning (e.g. wastebasket, stove, etc.)

                5.  Hang up only after the Emergency Operator has done so, or told you to.


C. Proceed to the nearest EXIT.  DO NOTuse the elevators.  If smoke or fire is present use another EXIT.  If smoke is present, keep low or as close to the floor as possible.  Report to the building's designated assembly point.  Before leaving your room or if unable to evacuate your room follow the procedure listed in Section 1 C and D.

D. Stay at the assembly point to be accounted for and given further instructions.

     DO NOT re-enter the building until a uniformed member of the Emergency Response Team has given an “all clear”.

 

 

Note:  (This is posted on the back of student’s room doors in all Residence Halls and Greek Houses)