Fire 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:
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.