action to take if you discover a fire

At the indication of fire:

  1.  Safeguard life and isolate the fire.
  2.  Close all doors on your way out of the room. Do Not Lock The Doors.
  3. Report fire and/or smoke by activating the nearest fire alarm.
  4. Call the University Police Department by dialing 911 or 6235.
  5. Slowly state, “I want to report a fire.”  Give your location (building, floor, room number).
  6. Do not attempt to fight a fire alone.  Report it immediately to 911 or 6235.  Firefighting should be delegated to trained firemen, with the possible exception of a minor fire, which could be extinguished with a portable fire extinguisher.  Be sure to use the correct type of extinguisher.
  7. Direct those persons in the immediate vicinity to assist in the fire containment and to notify the Building Facility Manager.
  8. Beware of special hazardous materials requiring special firefighting precautions.
  9. When the building evacuation/fire alarm is sounded or when told to leave by police personnel or the Building Facility Manager, walk quickly to the nearest exit and alert others to do the same.
  10. ASSISTthose persons who are disabled in exiting the building. Do Not Use the Elevators During A Fire.
  11. If you become trapped in a building during a fire and a window is available, place an article of clothing (shirt, coat, etc.) outside the window as a marker for emergency personnel. If there is no window, stay near the floor. Smoke is the greatest danger in a fire; stay near the floor so the air will be more breathable. Shout at regular intervals to alert emergency personnel of your location.