- Know the location of fire extinguishers in your area and how to use them. If you have questions, please notify the Department of Public Safety
- On a minor fire that appears controllable, IMMEDIATELY contact the Department of Public Safety at extension 6300. Then, promptly direct the charge of a fire extinguisher toward the base of the flame.
- Depending on the size and controllability of the fire, at your discretion, activate the building alarm to aid with evacuation. CAUTION: THE BUILDING ALARM RINGS ONLY IN THE BUILDING.
- On large fires that do not appear controllable, immediately contact 911 (if on a campus phone, dial 99-911) to report the incident. Activate the building alarm. If time allows, close all doors and windows in your area, and notify the Department of Public Safety at extension 6300 (after hours at 918-533-1243). DO NOT LOCK DOORS.
- ASSIST THE HANDICAPPED IN EXITING THE BUILDING!
- DO NOT USE ELEVATORS DURING FIRE. Smoke is the greatest danger in a fire, so stay near the floor where the air will be more breathable.
- Once outside, move to a clear area away from the affected building. Keep the street and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel.
- DO NOT RETURN TO AN EVACUATED BUILDING unless directed to do so by the Department of Public Safety.
NOTE: If you become trapped in a building during a fire and a window is available, place an article of clothing (shirt, coat, etc.) outside the window as a marker for emergency personnel. If there is no window, stay near the floor, where the air will be more breathable. Shout at regular intervals to alert emergency personnel to your location
EVACUATION STAGING AREAS AFTER EXITING BUILDING
- Russel Hall go to the south wall of the Fine Arts building
- Vann Hall go to the south side of the Library administration building
- Dobson / Harrell Hall go to the grassy area between Harrell and Vann or to the outside basketball court located south of the dorm
***Stay off parking lots and roadways to allow emergency vehicles entry to the fire***