Environmental Health and Safety

Fire Safety Tips - Fire Safety

  1. KEEP HALLS AND AISLES CLEAR OF FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT THAT MAY OBSTRUCT MEANS OF EGRESS.
  2. EXTENSION CORD USE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A TEPORARY SOURCE OF POWER AND SHOULD NOT BE USED TO PROVIDE ELECTRICITY ON A PERMANENT BASIS. BE SURE THAT EXTENSION CORDS DO NOT POSE A TRIP HAZARD TO THE AREA.
  3. DO NOT OVERLOAD ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS.
  4. TREAT ALL FIRE ALARMS AS IF AN ACTUAL FIRE IS IN PROGRESS. ALL OCCUPANTS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY LEAVE THE BUILDING!
  5. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE - ESCAPE FIRST, THEN CALL FOR HELP.
  6. BECOME FAMILIAR WITH YOUR BUILDING OR RESIDENCE HALL’S EVACUATION PLAN AND DESIGNATED ASSEMBLY POINTS.
  7. MAKE SURE YOU KNOW TWO (2) WAYS TO EVACUATE FROM WHERE YOUR OFFICE OR ROOM IS. REMEMBER - ELEVATORS DON’T COUNT!
  8. KNOW THE LOCATION OF THE FIRE ALARM PULL STATIONS – GENERALLY THEY ARE LOCATED AT EACH EXIT DOOR, FIRE RATED STAIRWELL AND NEAR ELEVATORS.
  9. IF YOU ARE IN AN AREA THAT IS ON FIRE – STAY LOW UNTIL YOU GET OUTSIDE THE BUILDING AND KEEP YOUR MOUTH COVERED AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
  10. IF YOUR CLOTHES SHOULD CATCH ON FIRE, DO NOT RUN! STOP WHERE YOU ARE, DROP TO THE GROUND AND ROLL OVER TO SMOTHER THE FLAMES. COVER YOUR FACE WITH YOUR HANDS TO PROTECT YOUR FACE AND LUNGS.