Know the locations of alternate exits from your area. If your work station
is located within an office, know exactly how many doors you will pass along
your evacuation route before you reach the nearest exit door — in heavy
smoke, exit signs may be invisible. Even in heavy smoke, you can count the
number of doors you pass, so you will know when you reach the exit door.
Fire on your
and report location of fire.
When safe to do so,
also call 5555 and report the fire
to Campus Police.
fire alarm; alert others; move everyone away from area of fire.
extinguisher on small (wastebasket-size) fires ONLY if it is safe to do
larger fires, GET OUT; close doors to confine fire as much as possible.
clothing catches fire,
STOP, DROP, ROLL.
directions of emergency personnel, if present.
safety pin from handle.
(nozzle, cone, and horn) at base of fire.
the trigger handle.
from side to side (watch for re-flash).
When a fire alarm is
activated on your floor:
to the nearest exit.
door, top and bottom, for heat (use back of hand). If hot, do not open.
If door is not hot, open slowly. Stand behind door and to one side; be
prepared to close it quickly if fire is present.
stairway for exit; do not use elevator. Close stairwell door behind you.
when moving through smoke; walk down to the ground floor and exit.
return to area until instructed to do so by emergency personnel.
in a room:
cloth material around/under door to prevent smoke from entering.
Close as many doors as possible between you and the fire.
prepared to signal from window but DO NOT BREAK GLASS unless absolutely
necessary (outside smoke may be drawn in).
Drop to hands
and knees and crawl or crouch low with head 30 to 36" above floor, watching
the base of the wall as you go. Hold your breath as much as possible;
breathe shallowly through nose using blouse or shirt as filter.