Any fire alarm calls for an immediate and full building evacuation. In the event of an actual fire-related emergency, 9-1-1 should be called immediately. Additionally, evacuation procedures as set forth in Evacuation (3.8) should be followed. Click the Campus Emergency Operations Plan link to the right for further information.
False alarms are serious pranks that have the potential for creating panic situations, as well as being the cause of unintentional injury. Anyone apprehended in the act of triggering a false alarm or reported to have been the cause of a false alarm should be turned in to the proper authorities for disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution.
In the interest of fire prevention and safety, faculty and staff must maintain an awareness of various potential building hazards in their respective areas. Always remove clutter; properly dispose of old papers, books, boxes, printouts, etc; keep halls and doorways clear; and properly store volatile or flammable substances in approved containers.
All University personnel should also make an effort to familiarize themselves with the locations of stairwells, fire escapes, and emergency equipment, such as fire extinguishers and hoses, in and around the areas of the University they frequent.