Procedures

Anyone detecting smoke or fire in a building should...

  • Call 911
  • Activate the alarm by pulling the nearest pull station.
  • Call Campus Security at (602) 870-8679.
  • Give your name and location of the fire.
  • Initiate evacuation procedures:
    • When an alarm is sounded:
      • Assist persons with disabilities in evacuating the building.
      • Close the office or classroom door if you are the last person to leave.
      • Leave the building by using the nearest exit.
      • If the alarm stops (alarms may not sound continuously), continue to evacuate.
      • Warn others who may attempt to enter the building when the alarm is not sounding.
      • If the corridors or stairways are filled with smoke, or are extremely hot, remain in your room and keep the doors tightly closed. Go to the balcony or window to await rescue.
      • Once outdoors, report to the designated waiting area for an accountability count.
      • The designated areas will be a minimum of 50 feet away from buildings. (Designated areas will be determined during the training sessions in the different buildings.)
      • Keep roadways, fire lanes, hydrant and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and crews.
      • Unless Campus Security personnel direct you to an alternate location, you should remain in the designated waiting area.
      • From these locations, you will be advised when it is safe to re-enter the evacuated building. Do not re-enter an evacuated site unless directed to do so by Campus Security or the Phoenix Fire Department.

The following are specific instructions for each specific building for evacuation in the event of a fire or a fire drill. Fire drills are conducted at least once each semester.

  • Admin/Chapel - exit the building and go to the parking lot north of the building.
  • Lee Academic Building – exit the building and go to the parking lot south of the building.
  • Gannon Dormitory – exit the building and go to the grassy area south of the building.
  • Washburn Dormitory and Library - exit the building and go to the grassy area to the south and east of the building.
  • Ramsey Dining Hall – exit the building and go to the grassy area to the east of the building.
  • Cree Student Union - exit the building and go to the grassy area to the north of the building.
  • Gymnasium - exit the building and go to the grassy area to the north of the building.