Fires are one of the most serious and common hazards on university campuses. Understanding basic fire safety tips and how to respond to a fire can save lives!


• Assist individuals with disabilities and others if it is safe to do so.
• Inform the people around you there is a fire.
• Activate the nearest fire alarm and call 911 from a safe location.
• Close doors behind you to inhibit the fire from spreading.
• Leave the building immediately via the nearest exit when instructed.
• If smoke is present, stay low and crawl to the nearest exit.
• Do not use elevators.
• Do not re-enter the building until authorized by emergency responders.

If trapped in a room:
• Call 911.
• Place wet cloth material around or under the door to prevent smoke from entering the room.
• Close as many doors as possible between you and the fire.
• Signal to someone outside.

If forced to advance through flames:
• Hold your breath.
• Move quickly.
• Protect your head and hair.

Fire Extinguisher Use:
Pull safety pin from handle.
Aim at base of fire.
Squeeze the trigger handle.
Sweep from side to side at base of fire.


Life Threatening Emergency (All Campuses) 911
Emergency Information Hotline (All Campuses) 1-800-227-0354
University Police Department (Gables Campus) 305-284-6666
Department of Security (Medical Campus) 305-243-6000
Campus Safety (Marine Campus) 305-421-4766 or 305-710-7991
Report Suspicious Activity (State-Wide) 1-855-352-7233

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