All fires, no matter how small, must be reported to University Police.

If a fire occurs in your area:

  • Call 911 IMMEDIATELY and/or pull one of the fire alarm pull stations located in the facilities.
  • Notify University Police at (x2222).
  • Give the following information to the University Police: Location
  • Remove people from immediate danger. Confine the fire by closing doors or windows if possible. 
  • Attempt to put out a small fire with a fire extinguisher if it is safe to do so.
  • If you are inside a building, evacuate the area and go to the department designated area.
  • Assume smoke and/or fumes are hazardous. Stay clear. If the area is smoky, stay low to the ground. Crawl if necessary. If your clothes or those of another are on fire, STOP, DROP AND ROLL.
  • Do not break windows unless absolutely necessary. Oxygen feeds a fire. Before opening any door, touch it near the top. If the door is hot or smoke is visible, do not open the door.
  • If you are trapped in your office:
    • Wedge some sort of cloth material along the bottom of the door to keep out smoke.
    • Close as many doors as possible between you and the fire.
    • If you have a phone that works, call University Police at (x2222) and give your location.

If windows are open and you must have air, open the window and/or hang a towel or article of clothing outside so it is visible from the outside. Do not break the window because it will be impossible to close if necessary.