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V. Fire

The following are steps to minimize damage or loss of life and property and ensure an orderly evacuation of buildings. While these guidelines are specific for fire situations, they should be reviewed in light of any evacuation.

 

A. Evacuation for any reason other than immediate life safety hazards shall be initiated by the senior administrator on campus.

B. Anyone having evidence of or seeing a fire should go to the nearest fire alarm pull station and activate the alarm or find the nearest phone and dial 911. Do not attempt to put out a fire yourself unless there is a fire extinguisher nearby and the fire is under control. Pull stations are located near building entrances on first floors and near the exit routes on the second floors.

C. Faculty members in a building where an alarm has sounded shall assume responsibility for the evacuation of students in an orderly manner.

D. Upon evidence of an emergency, faculty members in adjacent buildings shall assume responsibility for the evacuation of students in an orderly manner.

E. Evacuation of buildings should be made at the closest exit.

F. The college security staff shall assist with evacuation. The maintenance department shall be available at the site to give technical assistance to emergency agencies.

 
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