REPORT ALL FIRES TO THE CAMPUS POLICE!
Know the location of fire extinguishers, fire exits, and alarm systems in your area
and know how to use them. Training and information is available from the
Campus Police. CAUTION!! NEVER USE A WATER FIRE EXTINGUISHER ON AN
If a minor fire appears controllable, IMMEDIATELY activate the building fire alarm
and call the Campus Police. Then promptly direct the charge of fire extinguisher
toward the base of the fire.
If an emergency exists, activate the building fire alarm.
On fires that do not appear controllable, IMMEDIATELY activate the building
alarm and call the Campus Police. Evacuate all rooms, closing all doors to confine
the fire and reduce oxygen -- DO NOT LOCK DOORS.
When the building fire alarm is sounded, an emergency exists. Walk quickly to the
nearest marked exit and alert others to do the same.
Assist disabled persons in exiting the building! DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS
DURING A FIRE! Smoke is the greatest danger in a fire, so stay near the floor
where the air will be less toxic.
Once outside, move to a clear area at least 500 feet away from the affected building.
Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrants, and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and
If requested, assist emergency crews as necessary.
A Campus Emergency Post may be set up near the emergency site. Keep clear of
the command post unless you have official business.
DO NOT RETURN TO AN EVACUATED BUILDING unless told to do so by a
If you become trapped in a building during a fire and a window is
available, place an article of clothing outside the window as a marker for
rescue crews. If there is no window, stay near the floor where the air will
be less toxic. Shout at regular intervals to alert emergency crews of your
Campus Fire Systems are monitored by a UL-approved monitoring
company. When a system goes into alarm, the monitoring company first
contacts the Birmingham Fire Dept., and then contacts the BSC CPD.
BSC CPD repsonds immediately to the building in alarm in order to 1)
assist the building’s occupants, 2) determine if an actual fire exists, 3)
determine how building fire (sprinkler) pumps can be started, and
4) ascertain their locations within the building/structure.
The Fire Pump Operator:
When the fire alarm sounds, the fire pump operator checks the automatic