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University of Louisville Fire Safety

Fire, on college campuses, claims lives and causes an extensive amount of property damage. Most lives can be saved by using common sense in a fire emergency.

The University of Louisville urges you to follow these practical steps to protect yourself while working, living, or learning on campus.

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Basic Fire Safety Survival Tips: 

  • Sleep with bedroom doors closed: closed doors provide protection against heat and smoke.
  • Teach everyone in your household to recognize the sound of your smoke alarm.
  • Test doors before opening them with the back of your hand.  If it is hot, do not open.
  • Use windows as alternative exits.
  • Crawl low under smoke.
  • Call the fire department.
  • If your clothes catch fire: Stop, Drop, and Roll.
  • Cool a burn with cool running water.

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To report an emergency, dial 852-6111 or 911.

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