If you discover a fire:
1.Activate the nearest fire alarm.
2. Notify the University Police by dialing 878-6333. Give your location, the nature of the fire, and your name.
3. If individuals with special needs are in the area, help them evacuate the building ONLY IF you do not feel your life is in immediate danger. If you are unable to help them, seek professional fire fighting personnel and inform them of the location of the person(s).
Fight the fire ONLY if:
1. The fire department has been notified of the fire, AND
2. The fire is small and confined to its area of origin, AND
3. You have a way out and can fight the fire with your back to the exit, AND
4. You have the proper extinguisher, in good working order, AND know how to use it.
5. If your are not sure of your ability or the fire extinguisher's capacity to contain the fire, leave the area.
If you hear a fire alarm:
1. Evacuate the area. Close windows, and close doors as you leave.
2. Leave the building and move away from exits and out of the way of emergency operations.
3. Assemble in a designated area.
4. Report to your supervisor or professor so he/she can determine that all personnel have evacuated your area.
5. Remain outside until competent authority (Police, Firefighters, Office of Environmental Health and Safety, or your supervisor) states that it is safe to re-enter.
1. Learn at least two escape routes, and emergency exits from your area.
2. Never use an elevator as part of your escape route.
3. Learn to activate a fire alarm.
4. Learn to recognize alarm sounds.
5. Take an active part in fire evacuation drills.
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