Fire

General Evacuation Procedures

Sound the Alarm - If you discover or suspect a fire, remain calm and proceed in the opposite direction of known hazards toward the nearest exit.  Sound the alarm and move at least 300 feet away from the building.  If there is no alarm in the building, warn other occupants by knocking on doors and shouting on your way out.

Leave the Building - When a building alarm sounds or if you are warned of a fire emergency by another occupant, you must immediately exit the building as described above.  Never use an elevator to evacuate during an emergency.

Report the Location - If you have knowledge regarding the location of the fire, inform emergency responders and do not attempt to go back into the building until the fire department or local authority advises that it is safe to do so.

Disability – If you have a disability to an extent it impairs your mobility, it is your responsibility to inform your supervisor.  You are the best judge of your physical limitations.  Co-workers and staff will assist you to evacuate only if it places them in no personal danger.  Visually impaired persons should have a sighted assistant to guide them to safety.  Hearing impaired persons should be informed individually of the emergency.  Do not assume they know what is occurring by watching others.  If you are unable to evacuate using the stairs, look for “areas of refuge” such as within stair enclosures or on the protected side of corridor fire doors. 

 

Fire Alarm and Survival Information

RESIDENCE LIFE FIRE EVACUATION PROTOCOL (click here)