Know the location of fire extinguishers in your area and know how to use them.
UPON DISCOVERY OF A SMALL FIRE:
- Give verbal alarm and if an appropriate fire extinguisher is available, follow the instructions on it. Pull the pin, Aim the fire extinguisher nozzle at the base of the flames, and use a Sweeping motion while Squeezing the trigger. Thus, using the P.A.S.S. method.
- Immediately call Campus Safety at 8911.
- If the fire is not out in 30 seconds leave area and take the following steps:
UPON DISCOVERY OF A FIRE WHICH CANNOT BE QUICKLY CONTROLLED:
- ACTIVATE FIRE ALARM.
- If no Fire Alarm, Give verbal alarm, including knocking loudly on doors (if time permits).
- Call 9-911 and if there is time, Campus Safety at 8911 (if there is not time, get clear of the building and then call Campus Safety).
- Evacuate the building, alerting people as you go. Seek and assist any disabled persons in the area. Exit via the stairway. DO NOT use elevators to evacuate.
- Make sure all doors leading to the main hallways are closed to prevent further spread of fire. DO NOT lock doors.
- Once outside, move to the designated assembly area for that building.
- Wait for further instructions from Campus Safety or emergency personnel. DO NOT re-enter the building until you are cleared to do so.
- If someone's clothes are on fire, have them drop to the ground and roll. Smother the fire with a fire blanket or a heavy coat. Call Campus Safety for help.
The Nampa Fire Department is automatically notified whenever a fire alarm is activated.
Resident Hall Evacuation:
Dorm residents should sleep with their doors closed. If awakened by the sound of a fire alarm feel your door BEFORE you open it. If the door is cool, leave immediately. Be prepared to keep low or crawl to avoid heat and smoke. If door is hot do not open it. Exit through a window. If you cannot escape, hang a sheet outside the window to alert firefighters to your presence.