When fire alarms sound in a university building, all occupants must evacuate. Familiarity with the sound of the fire alarm and the locations of pull stations in buildings you frequent helps speed up your responses during potentially stressful situations. Learn the location of pull stations near you and do not hesitate to activate them in an emergency.
When and alarm sounds in your building:
- If it is safe to do so, gather critical personal belongings such as your cellphone, purse or briefcase, wallet, keys and coat.
- Exit immediately.
- Close the doors to your area as you leave.
- Ask visitors and guests to leave the building with you.
- Evacuate the building to your designated Emergency Assembly Point (EAP.
- Emergency responders will notify you when it is clear (safe) to re-enter.
Remember: Alarms are used for many reasons to quickly alert occupants to a potential life safety threat. Even if you do not see flames or smell smoke, it does not mean there is not a need to evacuate.