Emergency Procedures - Fire Emergencies

If you discover a fire, explosion, or smell smoke in the building:

  • Sound the Fire Alarm by activating the nearest fire pull station. Pull stations are located near exits and stairwells.
  • Immediately call 9-1-1 and give the following information:
  1. Your name.
  2. Location of fire.
  3. Size of the fire.
  4. Number of persons injured and there location.
  5. Number of people trapped and there location.
  • When a fire alarm sounds, COMPLETE EVACUATION IS REQUIRED.


  • Leave immediate fire area and close doors and windows behind you to prevent the fire's spread.
  • Use stairwells to evacuate the building.
  • If caught in heavy smoke, stay near the floor, take short breaths through your nose, and move to the exit by crawling.
  • If the nearest exit is blocked by fire, heat, or smoke, go to an alternate exit.
  • Assist disabled persons in exiting the building. If these persons are unable to use the stairs, assist them to a stairwell and call 9-1-1. Inform them of your location and emergency crews will respond to assist to remove them.
  • Before opening a closed door, feel the door and/or doorknob, if either is hot, do not open the door. Find an alternate exit.
  • If you are trapped in a room, call 9-1-1and give your location. Hang an object out a window to attract attention.
  • If there is no window, stay near the floor where the air will be less dangerous. Shout at regular intervals to alert emergency crews of your location.
  • Once outside, move to a clear area away from the affected building. Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrants, and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and crews. If weather is inclement, move inside anon-affected building.


  • Do not use the elevators.
  • Do not attempt to fight the fire.
  • Do not reenter the building until authorization to do so is issued by campus security or the proper authorities


  • Know how to activate the fire alarm.
  • Know all building exit routes. Elevators should not be used for exit in the event of a fire. Keep all exit routes free of obstructions.
  • Have the campus 4000emergency telephone numbers attached to your phone.