- When a fire or evacuation alarm is activated, all persons inside are required to leave the building immediately.
- Residential Education staff may assist with the evacuation of the building as availability and safety permit.
- It is the responsibility of all campus residents to familiarize themselves with proper fire and emergency evacuation procedures. Evacuation guidelines are posted in each room.
- Failure to respond to a fire alarm or to Residential Education staff requests during an evacuation may result in University disciplinary action and/or municipal fines.
- When an alarm sounds, follow these guidelines:
- Close room doors and windows.
- Wear shoes and carry or wear a coat.
- Don’t panic - move quickly outside the building to at least 100 feet away from the structure and to the designated assembly point, and check in with Residential Education Staff.
- Do not use elevators as exit routes. Use exterior stairwells or fire escape ladders. As a second option, use a central staircase.
- If you are on an upper floor and are not able to escape from your room:
- Close your door and seal it off with a towel or blanket. Duct tape often works well to seal cracks.
- Dial 9-1-1 and report your situation to the dispatcher. Don’t hang up until directed to do so.
- Hang a bright colored sheet or towel from your window to alert emergency crews to your location.
- Open your upper window for fresh air if necessary. If smoke enters the room from the outside, CLOSE your window immediately.
- Wait for rescue. You can be safe inside your room for a long time as long as you don’t panic and open the door or prematurely jump from your window.
- Check in with [College/School/Department name] Leadership to determine response status
- Do not enter a building until allowed to do so.
- Once entering the building, inspect your work area and report any issues
- If food services are involved, the County Health Department is required to inspect the food service area before food service can be conducted
- Contact EH&S (541-737-2273) for additional monitoring or questions regarding the work environment after a fire incident
- Contact WCC (541-737-2969) to schedule or verify that repair work is being conducted
- Store and handle flammable, combustible and other hazardous materials in accordance to OSU policies/procedures
- Maintain a tidy, waste free work area
- Conduct monthly room inspection of common areas to reduce fire hazards
- Participate in a required annual evacuation drills
- Identify staff/faculty responsibilities:
- Building manager/floor monitor duties (Safety Manual Section 204 http://oregonstate.edu/fa/manuals/saf/204)
- Faculty with students – ensure students under direct faculty supervision are evacuating
- Employees required to stay behind and operate critical equipment prior to evacuating
- Report problems with fire safety systems immediately to Facility Services 541-737-2969
- Have a representative participate on the Building Manager’s Evacuation Committee to assist with planning and identifying areas of concern
- Staff familiar with fire and life safety policies and responsibilities, to include use of portable fire extinguishers
- Identify the closest two exits to your work location
- Identify escape routes to the nearest exits
- Identify where the fire alarm pull station and fire extinguishers are located
- Know where the outside evacuation assembly point is for the building
- Report to [College/School/Department name] Director any obstructions or limitations to the evacuation routes
- Evacuation maps posted in each room