Fire or Smoke? Pull Fire Alarm and Exit Building
Fire alarm pull boxes are located at each building’s exit doors. Once you are at a
safe location, call the appropriate number (see "Important Phone Numbers" on the first
page of this handbook). Be sure to give your name, the building name, floor, room
number and type of incident.
- When a fire alarm sounds, complete evacuation is required.
- Walk; do not run, to the nearest exit. If on an upper floor, go to the nearest stairway
exit and proceed to the ground level. The alarm may not sound continuously. If the
alarm stops, continue the evacuation and warn others who may attempt to enter the
building after the alarm stops.
- Treat all fire alarms as a “REAL” fire unless pre-notified.
- Assist individuals with disabilities with evacuation from the building.
- Do not use elevators during a fire emergency.
- Leave the building and move away from it.
- Leave walkways and driveways open for arriving fire fighters.
- Do not return to the building until given approval to do so by the fire fighters on
- Campus Security or someone familiar with the situation (and who knows the area involved)
should meet the fire department.
- Everyone must follow the orders of the fire and police departments when they arrive.
- Notify fire fighters on the scene if you suspect someone may be trapped inside the
- Fire extinguisher locations are listed on the Emergency Evacuation Map, located near
the exit door of each building. Be familiar with the one closest to your work area.