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Staying Safe on Campus

East Tennessee State University

Fire Safety

flames iconFire is one of the most likely emergencies to occur in a building. Everyone should be familiar with fire response procedures and know the sound of the fire alarm. In the event the fire alarm activates:

  • Leave the building and close doors on the way out.
  • Do not use the elevator.
  • Meet at a pre-determined location for a head count.
  • Do not re-enter the building until the fire department or police makes the all-clear announcement. 

Fire Extinguisher Use
Never attempt to use a fire extinguisher in situations where your safety
could be endangered. PASS is a simple acronym for use of an extinguisher:54245

Fire Safety Log

The US Department of Education requires each institution of higher education to keep a log of fires that occur in residential occupancies, such as dorms and fraternities. False alarms are not included in the tally.

ETSU Fire Safety Report


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