Fire Response

In all cases of fire, Campus Safety & Security must be notified IMMEDIATELY.
Dial extension 911 or 5999.

• Know the location of fire extinguishers, fire exits and alarm systems in your area and know how to use them.

• If a minor fire appears controllable, IMMEDIATELY activate the building alarm and contact Campus Safety & Security. Then promptly direct the charge of the fire extinguisher toward the base of the flame.

• If an emergency exists, activate the building alarm and also report the fire by phone.

• In the case of large fires that do not appear controllable, IMMEDIATELY notify the Campus Safety & Security Office, then evacuate all rooms, closing all doors to confine the fire and reduce oxygen - DO NOT LOCK DOORS!

• When the building evacuation order is given, follow the Building Evacuation Procedures. Smoke is the greatest danger in a fire, so stay near the floor where air will be less toxic.


During an earthquake remain calm and quickly follow the steps outlined below.

• If indoors, seek refuge in a hallway or under a desk or table. Stay away from glass windows, shelves and heavy equipment.

• If outdoors, move quickly away from buildings, utility poles and other structures.

• If in an automobile, stop in the safest place available, preferably away from power lines and trees. Stop quickly as safety permits, but stay in your vehicle for the shelter if offers.

• After the initial shock, evaluate the situation, and if emergency help is necessary call Campus Safety & Security. Protect yourself at all times and be prepared for after-shocks.

• Damaged facilities should be reported to Campus Safety & Security and Physical Plant. NOTE: Gas leaks and power failures create special hazards. Please refer to the section on Utility Failures.

When the building evacuation order is given follow the Building Evacuation Procedure.