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Fire Safety

In Case of Fire

1.    Remain calm - Evacuation diagrams are on the back of every bedroom door.

2.    Always activate the building fire alarm immediately unless it has already sounded.

3.    Call 333 from any campus phone or (631) 632-3333 from your cell phone. Give as much information as possible to the dispatcher. Do not assume that someone else has already notified the University Police. The University Police will immediately notify the Fire Marshal’s office, the Fire Department and dispatch officers to the scene. Do not hang up until told to do so by the dispatcher.

4.    Before opening the door, feel it with the back of your hand, if it is hot do the following: (if it is not hot, evacuate immediately.)

  • Do not open the door.
  • Do not open the windows, unless you are having trouble breathing.
  • Seal cracks around the door with towels, tape, bed clothing or similar items to keep out the smoke.
  • If you are trapped, hang a sheet, jacket, shirt or other object out the window that will attract attention. Shout for help. Call university police on the phone and tell them that you are unable to get out of your room. The university police will be in direct radio contact with officers at the fire. Remain calm until firefighters reach you from the hallway or window. Their first duty upon arriving at the fire is to search for persons trapped in the burning building.

5.    If you are able to leave the room, do so immediately and;

  • Take your key. Close all doors behind you as you exit.
  • Take the nearest exit or stairway.
  • If smoke, heat or fire blocks your exit, go to an alternate exit.
  • If you are unable to exit, go back to your room and follow the procedures in step 4.

6.    Keep low to the floor if smoke is present.

7.    Exit the building immediately, if University police and/or firefighters arrive, direct them to the fire.

8.    Do not congregate at or around the building exits. Do not reenter the building for any reason until the fire department has declared it safe.


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