Soon after you check into your room, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the building. Find the two unlocked exits nearest your room. Exit routes for each floor are displayed on the back of the door in each room. Also, note the location of the nearest wall-mounted alarm and fire extinguisher.
If you see a fire...
If the fire is contained (e.g. in a small trash can) or in a limited space, extinguish if possible. If you put out a fire, no matter how small, immediately call University Police at (903) 233-4444 and advise the security officer on duty.
If the fire cannot be quickly contained, or if there is any doubt, do the following:
- Pull the fire alarm
- Get out of the building, and yell for everyone else to vacate the building as well
- Find the nearest phone from which you can safely call University Police at (903) 233-4444 or 911 and:
- Identify yourself clearly,
- Report that there is a fire at ___________,
- Give the full location of the fire (2100 S Mobberly Ave, Tyler Hall West, 2nd floor, room ____).
- Identify the type and extent of the fire and any known injuries, and
- Stay on the line until the emergency operator asks you to hang up.
If you hear an alarm
EVACUATION IS MANDATORY - YOU MAY NOT REMAIN IN A BUILDING WHEN THE FIRE ALARM IS SOUNDING!
- Awaken anyone sleeping and get out of the building as quickly as possible; any delay may endanger the life of a friend.
- Feel your door at eye level or above.
- If it feels HOT, do not open it! Seal the cracks with a wet towel or rug, and exit through or signal from the window.
- If it feels COOL, then make your way to the nearest exit, closing all doors behind you.
- In smoke, stay near the floor. Get away from the building and make your presence known to your resident assistant.