UofL Fire Safety

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.