Pitzer College Emergency Procedures Handbook
for Faculty, Staff, Students and Visitors

FIRE

EMERGENCY ACTION

  1. SOUND/SHOUT ALARM
  2. CALL CAMPUS SAFETY AT x (909) 607-2000; or x72000
  3. EVACUATE TO DESIGNATED AREA

In all cases when an employee, student, or visitor becomes aware of a fire, Campus Safety must be called immediately.

  1. Go to the nearest safe location and activate the fire alarm at the pull station, or shout the alarm as you evacuate the building.
    Give Campus Safety the following information:
    1. Name of the school.
    2. Name of the building.
    3. Location of the fire within the building.
    4. A description of the fire, and if known, how it started.
    5. The phone number you are calling from.
  1. Know the location of fire extinguishers, fire exits and alarm systems in your area and know how to use them. In most cases, do not attempt to extinguish the fire. Instead, a warning should be sounded and the building should be evacuated. The fire should be left for the Fire Department to contain.

  2. If a minor fire appears to be controllable, appropriate persons may attempt to extinguish the fire using fire extinguishers and/or other sources, such as water from a hose. Do so only after Campus Safety has been called.

  3. When the building fire alarm is sounded or an emergency exists, walk quickly to the nearest marked safe exit and encour age others to do the same.

  4. Feel the door with the back of your hand. If the door is warm, do not open it. If smoke is entering the room through cracks around the door, stuff something in the cracks to slow the flow, such as a wet towel.

  5. Should you become trapped in a building during a fire:
    1. If a window is available, place an article of clothing outside the window to alert rescue crews.
    2. If there is no window, stay near the floor where the air will be less heated and toxic. Shout or blow whistle at regular intervals to alert emergency crews of your location. Remain calm.