In the case of a fire, follow these basic guidelines:

  1. Take appropriate precautions to assure your personal safety.
  2. In case of fire, activate the nearest fire alarm.
  3. Remember that our fire alarms are local alarms. You must also call either Public Safety or the local fire department.
  4. Give your name and the exact location of the fire, including building, floor and room.
  5. Indicate what is burning, the presence of flammable materials and the presence of people in the building.
  6. If knowledgeable about fire extinguishers attempt to extinguish the fire, but only when you can do so safely.
  7. If time and safety permit, close windows and doors, particularly fire doors.
  8. Evacuate the building through the nearest uninvolved exit. Encourage and assist others to evacuate. Note the location of those who, due to injury or disability, are unable to leave the building. Communicate those locations to emergency personnel.
  9. Do not use elevators. Do not panic.
  10. Once outside, move to a clear area at least 500 feet from the fire building. Do not block access or operations of emergency vehicles and personnel.
  11. Do not return to an evacuated building unless authorized to do so by Public Safety or the Fire Department.