If you observe fire or smoke:

Remain calm.

Call 911IMMEDIATELY.  Provide your name and the location of the fire.  If in a safe location, stay on the line with the dispatcher until told you may hang up.  While you are on the phone with 911 advise someone else to call Riverpoint Campus Security at (509) 358-7995 and report the fire.

If you hear the evacuation alarm and see the strobe lights flashing, exit the building and proceed to the appropriate Emergency Assembly Location (EAL).  Do not use the elevators.

Do not attempt to save possessions at the risk of personal injury.

Before opening a door, use the back of your hand to feel the top of the door, the doorknob, and the crack between the door and doorframe.  If it feels hot, use your secondary escape route.  Even if the door feels cool, open it carefully.  If the door is hot, or if smoke is visible, do not open the door.  If you have to move through a burning or smoke filled area, stay low to the ground or crawl.  Use a damp cloth to breathe through if it is available.

Know alternate exits from your work area.  Never allow the fire to come between you and the exit.

If the fire is small, you may attempt to put it out with a fire extinguisher.  Only attempt if you have been properly trained.  Do not jeopardize your personal safety.  All fires, no matter how small, must be reported to Riverpoint Campus Security at (509) 358-7995.

If you are unable to put out the fire evacuate the area.  Close doors behind you to confine the fire.  Proceed to the appropriate Emergency Assembly Area (EAL).

Do not break a window unless it is the ONLY means of escape.  Stand clear and use a chair to break the window. 

If you are in a room and cannot escape, leave the door closed, stay low to the floor.  Use your cell phone to call 911 and advise dispatch of your exact location giving the building name and room number.  If you have access to an outside building window, place a white sheet of paper in the window to identify your location. 

Do not return to the area until given the “all clear” by Riverpoint Campus Security. 


Persons using wheelchairs should move to Area of  Rescue (fire rated stair wells) if available.  If these are not available, persons in wheelchairs should Shelter in Place unless the danger is imminent.  Shelter in Place means to remain in the room with an exterior window, a telephone, and a solid or fire resistant door; use your cell phone to call 911 and report your exact location including building name and room number. 

Fill out an Incident Report form (S25.20.7) and forward it, within 24 hours, as directed. Obtain the report online or by calling (509) 358-7994.Immediately report accidents that result in death, serious injury (e.g., fracture, amputation) or in-patient hospitalization of WSU personnel or third parties. This applies to all personnel at the Riverpoint Campus, including WSU Spokane, EWU, SIRTI, and SIRTI tenants.


Campus Alert Line:

509-358-7760 or 509-358-7994