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Fire / Explosion Plan

Familiarize yourself with Locations of Fire Alarms, Fire Extinguishers, & Fire Exits.

The buildings on each campus are fire resistant and equipped with a fire alarm system and outside fire exits. Pull boxes, fire extinguishers and alarm horns are located throughout the building. Fire alarms are tested and fire drills may be planned each semester.

In case of fire:

  • Pull the alarm to summon help and alert others in building.
  • Notify authorities by calling call 911 (8-911 from a College telephone), call from a safe location.
  • Evacuate the building using the nearest exit. Close doors behind you. (Fire requires oxygen to burn, and closing doors will help control the fire.)
  • Do not use elevator.
  • If need be, crawl under the smoke.  Smoke rises; the cleanest air will be near the ground.
  • After leaving the building, reassemble at the appropriate assembly point (parking lot northeast of the College). Accountability for students, staff, faculty, and guests is critical; report missing person immediately to authorities.

If something (i.e. smoke, heat, flames, debris) blocks your exit routes:

  • Stay on the room with the door closed.
  • If possible, signal for help using a bright-colored cloth at a window.
  • If you have access to a telephone, call 911 (8-911 from a College telephone) to alert authorities of your situation.

Stop, Drop and Roll: If your clothes catch on fire, stop where you are, drop to the floor, and roll over and over to smother the fire. Cover your face with hands to prevent inhaling fumes

If the fire is small and you are trained to do so, extinguish fire using proper extinguisher. 

Do not re-enter the building until authorized by police or other emergency response personnel.

Familiarize yourself with Locations of Fire Alarms, Fire Extinguishers, & Fire Exits.