University of Louisville Fire Safety


Basic Fire Safety Survival Tips:

  • Sleep with bedroom doors closed to provide added protection from heat and smoke during a fire
  • Teach everyone in your household to recognize the sound of your smoke alarm
  • Before opening a door in response to a fire alarm, feel the door using with the back of your hand for heat. If it feels hot, do not open it
  • If located on the ground level, consider using a window as an alternative escape route
  • Crawl low under smoke
  • Pull a fire alarm as you exit the building,once outside dial 911 and do not reenter the building
  • If your clothes catch fire: Stop, Drop, and Roll, while using your hands to cover your face
  • Cool a burn injury using cool running water
  • For Fire Emergencies call 911
  • Report fire safety concerns to the University Fire Marshal at (502) 852-3473