Call Campus Security at (212) 217-7777 and report incident and location immediately.
If the fire or smoke condition appears to be growing or there is any uncertainty regarding safety, the emergency pull-box alarm should be activated in order to evacuate the building.
If a fire or smoke condition exists in a laboratory where chemicals are stored, the fire alarm pull box should be activated immediately.
If you have been trained in the use of a portable fire extinguisher and are able to safely extinguish the fire, you may do so. Be sure you have a safe exit from the area and leave if one extinguisher does not put out the fire.
Follow the general evacuation procedures as soon as fire alarm is heard. Building occupants are required by law to evacuate the building when the fire alarm sounds.
Warn others nearby as evacuation occurs.
Move away from fire and smoke. Smoke is the greatest danger in a fire, so stay near the floor where the air is less toxic.
Close doors and windows if time permits.
Touch closed doors. Do not open them if they are hot.
Use stairs only; do not use elevators. Move well away from the building and go to your designated assembly area.
Do not re-enter the building or work area until you have been instructed to do so by the emergency responders.
Faculty should become familiar with special evacuation needs of their disabled students and assist them if an evacuation is ordered. Notify Campus Security of any disabled students location.
If you become trapped during a fire:
1. DO NOT PANIC.
2. Isolate yourself from the fire and smoke in an office or stairwell.
3. If a phone is available, contact Campus Security at (212) 217-7777 and provide details of your location and situation.
4. If a window is available, place a large piece of brightly colored fabric (shirt, coat, tablecloth, etc.) outside the window as a marker for rescue crews.
5. If there is no window, stay near the floor where the air is less toxic.
6. Make noise (tap pipes, bang furniture, blow whistle, shout, etc.) at regular intervals to alert emergency crews of your location.