The primary goal of fire and life safety standards is the ability of building occupants to avoid injury or death during a fire or other emergency. The following are examples of conditions and hazards that could increase the risk of a fire and harm to occupants and should be corrected as soon as possible:
- Improper use of space heaters
- Excessive or unauthorized storage of combustibles/flammables
- Blocked egress (cluttered corridors and blocked exit routes)
- Frayed power cords
- Unauthorized use of an open flame
Report all suspected fire hazards to your department management, Plant Operations, or to EHS/RM. If the condition is observed after normal business hours, please contact Fresno State Police Department at 911 from a campus phone, or 278-8400 from a cell phone.
If you observe an unsafe condition, do not wait for someone else to call it in - REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY.
In the event of a fire:
- Call 911 from a campus phone, or 278-8400 from a cell phone.
- Evacuate if fire is an immediate threat to safety.
- Use a fire extinguisher only to aid escape or if the fire is small enough to put out with one extinguisher.
- Do not open closed doors without first feeling for heat. Do not open if hot to the touch.
- Activate a building fire alarm.
- Make sure all main hallways and fire doors from all offices are closed to prevent spread of fire.
- Look for physically challenged persons in the area and provide assistance. In the upper floors of multi-story buildings, assist them to assemble at the pre-designated points.
- Do not use elevators to evacuate the building.
- Keep low if smoke is present.
- Exit the building and proceed to the designated exterior assembly point (see Resources for example of a Building Emergency Posting).
- Account for all persons you believe were in the building.
- Report missing persons and physically challenged persons requiring rescue to emergency responders.