Fire

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In the event of a fire which may render a building or area unsafe, the following action should be taken:

  1. Know the location of fire extinguishers in your area and know how to use them.
  2. For a minor, containable fire, alert others nearby and use the appropriate fire extinguisher to extinguish the fire only if safe to do so.
  3. For a larger fire or a quickly spreading fire, do not attempt to extinguish it yourself.Call 9-1-1 and Security at 646-4099 and activate the building’s fire alarm system.Evacuate the building, assisting those with disabilities.
  4. For a larger fire, if possible and safe to do so, close doors to confine the fire and reduce oxygen, but DO NOT LOCK DOORS.
  5. Keep the walkways and vehicle access clear for emergency vehicles.
  6. You may be instructed to report to a regrouping area. Do not evacuate campus unless instructed to do so.
  7. Assist staff and personnel in charge to determine if everyone has evacuated safely.
  8. The Emergency Operations Center will form as a result of this incident and will be the source of information and plan of action.
  9. DO NOT RETURN TO A BUILDING UNTIL TOLD TO DO SO BY A COLLEGE OFFICIAL OR A FIRE OFFICER.