Contain: Close all doors to confine smoke and fire.
Extinguish/Evacuate: If the fire is small and you have been trained in fire extinguisher use, you can attempt to extinguish a fire. Otherwise, follow your Evacuation Plan and proceed to the nearest exit and designated area outside the building. (See Evacuation Collection Areas for a list of suggested collection sites).
If you catch on fire, DO NOT RUN!
Stop where you are, and
Drop to the ground, and
Roll over and over to smother flames.
Response to fire alarms or explosion
Evacuate and stay with your class or office group.
Remember to take your class roster with you to the designated area.
Once you have reached the designated area, report any missing person(s) to University Police.
Only return to the building when directed by University Police.
If leaving a room, feel the door with the back of your hand before opening it. Do not open any door that feels hot.
Do not return to your area for personal belongings.
If smoke is present, stay low. The best quality air is near the floor.
Use stairway or horizontal exit to evacuate.
Do not use the elevators!
Consider individuals with disabilities that may need assistance evacuating. Individuals with disabilities should exit to the next building or outside by horizontal egress (when available) or otherwise to a stairway landing (considered an area of rescue). See Evacuation Procedures for more information.
Never allow the fire to come between you and the exit.
University Police monitor all fire alarm signals and will respond.
If you are trapped in your office/classroom
Wedge wet towels or cloth materials along the bottom of the door to keep out smoke.
Try to close as many doors between you and the fire as possible.
Report your location to University Police at (859) 572-7777 or by dialing 911 (identify yourself as an NKU employee or student).
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