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.
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Last Updated: Sept. 29, 2010