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FIRE

If you observe fire or smoke:

Remain calm.

Call 911 IMMEDIATELY.  Also call Campus Security at (509) 358-7995.

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 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.

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 Campus Security at (509) 358-7995.

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.  If you have access to an outside building window, place a white sheet of paper in the window to identify your location. 

MOBILITY DISABILITY AREAS OF RESCUE & SHELTER IN PLACE

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.

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 Campus, including WSU Spokane, EWU, SIRTI, and SIRTI tenants.

CONTACT US

Campus Alert Line:
509-323-2474

Telephone:
509-358-7760 or 509-358-7994
Fax:
509-368-6990

E-mail:
norenep@wsu.edu