If There Is A Fire
If there is an actual fire or a suspected fire in your building, you should do the following:
Sound The Alarm: If you discover or suspect a fire, sound the building alarm by activating the nearest pull station.
Leave The Building: Try to help other only if you can do so safely. After exiting the building, remain at least 100 feet away from it. DO NOT go back into the building until the appropriate safety or fire department representative indicates it is safe to do so.
Call University Police or the Fire Department: Call University Police at (859) 572-7777 or 911 and give as much information as possible to the responding communications officer.
To Survive A Building Fire
Crawl If There Is Smoke: If you get caught in smoke, get down on the floor and crawl on your hands and knees. Cleaner, cooler air will be near the floor.
Feel Doors Before Opening: Before opening any door, feel the metal knob, and the door itself. If it is HOT, don’t open the door. If it is cool, brace yourself against the door, open it slightly, and if heat or heavy smoke are present, do not enter and immediately close the door.
Go To The Nearest Exit Or Stairwell: If the nearest building exit is blocked by fire, heat or smoke, go to another exit. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS. Elevator shafts may fill with smoke or the power may fail, leaving you trapped. Most elevators have features that deactivate the elevator during an alarm. Standing and waiting for an elevator wastes valuable time. Stairway fire doors will keep out fire and smoke – if they are closed – and will protect you until you get outside. Close as many doors as possible as you are exiting the building. This helps to contain the fire.
If You Are Trapped
Keep The Doors Closed: If you are trapped in a room, open the windows from the top to let out the heat and smoke and from the bottom to let in fresh air. If the windows only open from the bottom, open the window and stay on the floor, away from the window. Seal cracks and vents before smoke enters the room.
Signal For Help: Hang an object out of the window (bed sheet, jacket, etc.) to attract attention. If there is a telephone in the room, call University Police and report you are trapped. Be sure to give your room number and location.
If You Are On Fire
STOP, DROP, and ROLL: If your clothes catch on fire, Stop, Drop, and Roll, wherever you are. Rolling smothers the fire.
Cool Down Burns: Use cool tap water on burns immediately. Do not use ointments, butter, or lard. If you are burned, call University Police to dispatch an ambulance.