IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE OR FIRE ALARM

EXIT THE AREA IMMEDIATELY

  • Close all doors as you leave, taking keys and medications with you if possible. DO NOT delay evacuation to retrieve these items.
  • Activate the closest fire alarm pull station along your evacuation route.
  • Notify others as you leave.
  • Call 911 and report the emergency after you are out of the building and safe.
  • If the fire is small enough, you may attempt to extinguish it with a portable fire extinguisher, ONLY IF:
    • The fire alarm pull station has been activated
    • 911 has been notified
    • You are properly trained
  • If leaving a room, feel the door with the back of your hand before opening it. Do not open any door that feels hot.
  • If smoke is present, stay low. The best quality air is near the floor.
  • Always use the stairs to exit upper floors.
  • DO NOT use the elevator.
  • Once the building is evacuated, do not re-enter it for any reason. Return to the building ONLY when instructed to do so by emergency responders or administrators.
  • DO NOT return for personal belongings.
  • Direct and assist visitors and persons with disabilities who appear to need direction or assistance.
  • Notify Risk Management & Safety at (334) 844-4870 that a fire has occurred AFTER you exit the building.

  • IF YOU ARE TRAPPED AND CANNOT EVACUATE
  • Close any doors between you and the fire.
  • If available, wedge wet towels or cloth materials along the bottom of the door to keep out smoke.
  • Call 911 and notify the dispatcher of your location.
  • Remain on the phone with the 911 dispatcher as long as possible.
  • Break a window only as a last resort, such as needing oxygen to breathe.
  • Use caution when breaking any window.

RESPONSE TO FIRE ALARMS

  • If the alarm sounds and/ or emergency strobes begin to blink, evacuate immediately.
  • NEVER assume that a fire alarm is a false alarm.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

http://www.auburn.edu/administration/rms/pdf/fire-emergency.pdf

Last Updated: Sept. 29, 2010

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