Crisis Situations

Crisis Situations

Fires do not discriminate -- they happen on and off campus.
Know the facts to keep yourself safe.

Know exactly where your emergency exits are located.

Always heed the fire alarm, even when you believe it may be "just another drill." You never know for sure, so get out quickly and carefully. Assuming it's false could put your life and others (who may need to re-enter a fire to rescue you) in jeopardy.

Don't use illegal appliances in the residence halls. Many of them have the potential to start a fire. Do away with candles.

Don't drape scarves or other fabric over lamps. Left unattended, they can easily catch fire.

If you suspect fire in the hallway, don't open your door. Feel the door to see if it's hot. Stuff towels or sheets under your door so less smoke can enter. And stay close to the ground where the air is clearer.

Don't tamper with fire equipment such as extinguishers, hoses, and alarm boxes. Malfunctioning equipment can be a matter of life and death in a real fire situation.

If you see smoke or fire, pull the fire alarm and if time allows, call University Police at 662-4900.