Fire

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    WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE:

    • Activate the fire alarm.

    • Never attempt to extinguish a fire larger than a wastebasket.  If fire extinguisher is not available, evacuate to assembly area.

    • Using the appropriate type of extinguisher, work with another person to extinguish fire.

    • Always stay between the fire and a way out.

    • If the fire grows larger, alert others and evacuate.

    • Assist with the evacuation of injured or persons with disabilities. (See Evacuation of Disabled Students.)

    • DO NOT run. Walk carefully to avoid tripping.

    • If caught in heavy smoke, crawl or stay near the floor while holding breath as much as possible. Breathe shallowly through nose and use blouse, shirt or jacket as a filter.

    • DO NOT re-enter the building until directed to do so by campus officials.

    • Proceed to the designated assembly area that is a safe distance from the building. (See Evacuation Map)

    • All alarms should be taken seriously. If you hear a fire alarm, evacuate, unless told otherwise by a campus official.

    • WHEN IN DOUBT, GET OUT!

    • CALL 9-1-1

    Fire Extinguisher Instructions:

    P - Pull safety pin

    A - Aim at base of fire

    S - Squeeze trigger

    S - Sweep from side to side


    Clothing Fire:
    • Do not run

    • Stop - Drop - Roll

    Trapped in a Room:

    • Place cloth material under door to prevent smoke from entering

    • Close as many doors as possible between you and the fire

    • Signal from windows, but do not break the glass