Fire alarms

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.

 

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FIRE ALARMS

Fires are a concern year-round, including the winter months. When fire alarms sound in a university building, all occupants must evacuate.  You need to be familiar with the sound of the fire alarm and the locations of pull stations in buildings you frequent. Learn how to operate these pull stations and do not hesitate to activate them in an emergency.

If an alarm is activated in your building:

  • If it is safe to do so, gather critical personal belongings such as your purse, 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 to your designated meeting location outside the building.
  • Emergency responders will notify you when it is clear to re-enter.

Remember: Alarms are used for many reasons to quickly alert occupants to a life safety threat. Even if you do not see flames or smell smoke, it does not mean there is not a need to evacuate.

 

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RESPONDING TO FIRE ALARMS


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When fire alarms sound in a university building all occupants must evacuate.  Become familiar with the sound of the fire alarm and the locations of pull stations in buildings you frequent and learn how to activate these pull stations in case of emergencies.

If the alarm is activated in your building:

  1. Exit immediately.
  2. Close the doors to your area as you leave.
  3. Ask visitors and guests to leave the building with you.
  4. Do not stay behind and argue with anyone who refuses to leave.
  5. Evacuate to your designated meeting location outside the building.
  6. Emergency responders will notify you when it is clear to re-enter.

Alarms can be used for many reasons to quickly alert occupants to a life safety threat. Just because you don’t see flames or smell smoke doesn’t mean there isn’t a need to evacuate.