The Drury University Fire Plan has been developed to insure the safety of Drury University faculty, staff and students. It is the responsibility of all persons to read this plan and periodically review it in order to know what to do in case of a fire.
FUNDAMENTALS OF FIRE PREVENTION
- Be clean. Maintain cleanliness and order in your meeting and event areas. Good housekeeping is the best protection against fires.
- Be alert. Early fire detection can prevent damage.
- Make it a habit to be alert for fire hazards and report all potential dangers to the student leader or campus advisor immediately.
- Be ready. Know where fire alarms, fire extinguishers, and fire hoses are located. If you see or smell smoke, report to the student leader or campus advisor at once, and secure any malfunctioning machinery.
- Know the floor plan of your area, the “safe” areas, and evacuation routes.
- Know exactly what your duties are.
- Only attempt to extinguish the fire if it is contained and will pose no safety risk to yourself or others.
WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF FIRE
Pull the closest fire alarm and report the exact nature and location of the fire to Security at 873-7911. It is very important that Security be notified at once, as they need to meet and direct the Fire Department to the area of the fire. We cannot anticipate that the responding fire personnel will be familiar with the buildings on campus. Security will meet the fire department and direct them to the affected area.
Listed below is what you should do if a fire begins in the location that your student organization is using:
- Close the room door and do not turn out lights.
- Alert other persons in the area.
- Do not panic.
- Do not attempt to put out the fire.
- Evacuate the building but remain in the area to assist the fire personnel in locating the exact location.
- The student leader and/or campus advisor will make sure that all members and guests are alerted and out of the building.