Be familiar with the location of fire alarm pull stations, as well as the location of every fire extinguisher in your building.
Develop a mental plan of what you will do if there is a fire in your area and rehearse it.
Know where you will exit, including an alternate in case your first choice is blocked.
Know how to use a fire extinguisher. (Pull the safety pin, aim at the vase of the fire, squeeze the trigger handle and move it from side to side as it discharges at the base of the fire.)
The First few seconds of a fire are critical as to whether it spreads or is controlled, but never allow a fire to cut you off from the exit while attempting to control it.
Campus community members may deal with small, extinguishable fires as long as personal safety is not compromised and they are trained in the use of fire extinguishers. However, always remember that personal safety should be your first concern. Never place yourself in a position where the fire is between you and the exit.
- Notify District College Police at 480-784-0911 and then call 9-1-1.
- Activate fire alarm as you leave the building.
- Alert all occupants in your area.
- Evacuate to an assembly area. Follow normal evacuation drill route. Follow alternate route if normal route is too dangerous.
- Assist those requiring help to the exterior or to an area of rescue assistance.
- Take only your car keys and purse with you.
- Shut all doors behind you as you go. Closed doors tend to slow the spread of fire, smoke, and water.
- DO NOT use elevators.
- DO NOT allow the fire to come between you and the exit.
- Notify District College Police at 480-784-0911 or 9-1-1 from a safe location. Watch for the responding officer and provide information on the fire location and extent.
- No one may re-enter buildings until all buildings are declared safe by fire/police.
- College Police notifies employees/students when situation is clear and normal operations may resume.
- Report persons with disabilities to the College Police for assistance.