Fire safety

See what happens in a fire. Warning: Graphic demonstration.

  • When you hear the fire alarm, exit the building. You never know if it’s real or not.
  • Know at least two exits from your room, class, lab or office.
  • All residence rooms have evacuation plans posted on the back of the entry door. Take a look to see what it says.
  • Go to your meeting place and stay there until instructed to leave.
  • Listen to your fire warden/ proctor and know where to go in the event of an alarm.
  • DO NOT enter the building until told to do so by Security, Fire Dept., or a Warden. Just because the alarm is not ringing does not mean it is safe.
  • Unplug electrical appliances that are not being used.
  • If you notice a frayed or damaged cord do not use it. Exchange it or report it to safety.
  • Know where the fire extinguishers are located in your area.
  • There are fire alarm pull stations by all exits. Know where they are.
  • Fire doors need to remain closed. If you see one blocked open close it. The life you save could be yours!
  • Do not lock doors when you hear the fire alarm, but, make sure they are closed.
  • Do not use elevators during an alarm.