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 Fire 

 

SPOTLIGHT

IN ALL CASES OF FIRE, THE SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT MUST BE NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY!  

Contact the University Police at:

Campus phone:  ext. 3333
Public phone:  724-738-3333

1. Know the location of fire extinguishers, fire exits, and alarm systems in your area. Training and information is available through the University’s Environmental Health & Safety Office at ext.2055.
2. If a minor fire appears controllable, IMMEDIATELY contact the University Police. Then promptly direct the charge of the fire extinguisher toward the base of the flame. Never let the fire get between you and an escape route.
3. If an emergency exists, activate the building alarm. CAUTION: IF THE ALARM FAILS TO GO OFF you must report the fire by phone.
4. On large fires that do not appear controllable, IMMEDIATELY notify University Police. Then evacuate all rooms, closing all doors to confine the fire and reduce oxygen – DO NOT LOCK DOORS!
5. When the building evacuation alarm is sounded, an emergency exists. Walk quickly to the nearest marked exit and alert others to do the same.
6. ASSIST THE DISABLED IN EXITING THE BUILDING! DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS DURING A FIRE. Smoke and toxic fumes are the greatest danger in a fire, so stay near the floor where the air will be less toxic.
7. Once outside, move to a clear area at least 500 feet away from the affected building as rapidly as possible. Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrants and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and crews.
8. If requested, assist emergency crews as necessary.
9. An Emergency Site Coordination Post may be set up near the emergency site. Keep clear of the Coordination Post unless you have official business.
10. DO NOT RETURN TO AN EVACUATED BUILDING UNTIL TOLD TO DO
SO BY A UNIVERSITY POLICE OFFICER.

Note:
If you become trapped in a building during a fire and a window is available, place an article of clothing (shirt, coat, etc.) outside the window as a marker for rescue crews. If there is no window, stay near the floor where the air will be less toxic. Shout at regular intervals to alert emergency crews of your location. 

DO NOT PANIC!

IMPORTANT: 
After any evacuation all individuals shall report to the designated building mustering point. A head count will be taken by a designated University representative at that time. All individuals will then be directed to the designated campus assembly point. Stay at the building mustering point until an accurate HEADCOUNT is taken and you are directed to the campus wide mustering point.