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Fires

Before

  • Locate fire alarm pull stations and fire extinguishers near your place of work or study.

  • Identify your escape routes should you need to evacuate your place of work or study. Also identify your Emergency Assembly Points.

  • Examine your place of work or study for potential fire hazards (extension cords, flammable materials and chemicals, etc.)

During

If you find a fire:

  • Remove persons in immediate danger. Do not use elevators.

  • Activate alarms by pulling a fire station, and dialing 911.

  • Close doors and windows if possible.

  • Extinguish the fire using a fire extinguisher if possible and you are comfortable doing so.

If you hear a fire alarm:

  • Evacuate the building immediately. Do not use elevators.

  • Convene at the designated Emergency Assembly Points.

  • Attempt to account for everyone who was in the building.

After

  • Understand that it may take the fire department and the fire marshal some time to clear a building and determine the exact cause of the fire.

  • Do not re-enter the building until cleared to do so by the fire department or Campus Safety.

  • Dispose of damaged supplies and equipment.

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