Pro-Fire Emergencies

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University of Louisville

OFFICIAL
UNIVERSITY
ADMINISTRATIVE
PROCEDURE

PROCEDURE NAME

Fire Emergencies

EFFECTIVE DATE

January 2003

PROCEDURE NUMBER

DEHS-Emergency-1

PROCEDURE APPLICABILITY

This procedure applies to the University Community (administrators, faculty, staff & students) and visitors.

REASON FOR PROCEDURE

Fires can occur anywhere at anytime. Emergency procedures should be implemented when someone discovers a fire or a fire alarm system activates.

PROCEDURE STATEMENT
  • Upon discovering a fire, explosion or smoke in the building, activate the fire alarm and notify the occupants of the fire. 
  • Call 911 
  • You should immediately evacuate the building using your preplanned evacuation routes. Do not use elevators. 
  • If possible, provide assistance to mobility-impaired individuals. If it is not possible for you to assist these individuals, call ULPD at 502-852-6111. 
  • Do not attempt to extinguish the fire. 
  • Do not re-enter the building or leave the campus until told to do so by the Department Chair or the Building Emergency Coordinator. 
  • If someone is injured during the fire or evacuation 911.
  • Report damage to the applicable Physical Plant
ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY

Senior Associate Vice President for Operations

RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION

Environmental Health & Safety
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY  40292
502-852-6670
dehs@louisville.edu 

HISTORY

Revision Date(s): June 30, 2016

Reviewed Date(s): June 2014

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