When the Alarm Sounds. RA Training Fall 2012. Presentation Outline. How Quickly Fire Spreads Fire Safety Procedures Fire Safety and Your RA position General Fire Safety Tips Fire Extinguisher Demonstration. How Quickly Fire Spreads.
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When a fire alarm sounds:
Feel the room door – if the door is hot, do not exit.
Seal cracks around the door with a damp towel
Go to the window and await rescue personnel
If there is no smoke outside, open the window
Attract attention with a bright colored object
If there is smoke outside the window, open the window only enough to hand the object outside the window. Re-close the window, with the object outside, to prevent smoke from entering.
If the door is cool
Close the window(s) and slowly open the door
Before you leave, determine the amount of smoke in the hall
If there is severe smoke, place a wet cloth over your mouth and nostrils, stay close to the floor
If conditions allow, assist in the evacuation of all students.
a. Knock on residents’ doors as you are exiting and direct all students to stairwells, not elevators.
b. Report anyone who did not exit the building to a professional staff person.
c. The RA staff is to report directly to area as designated by your RD for further instructions.
Do not attempt to fight the fire yourself. Use fire extinguishers only to clear an exit way.
Proceed to the lobby area, and follow fire alarm procedures as designated by the Professional Staff or Campus Police.
Assist in keeping residents clear from the main entrance and parking area so emergency personnel and equipment can respond.
You are not permitted in the building while the alarm is activated unless specifically directed by the Professional staff or Campus Police.
All Staff Members, regardless of whether they are the RA on duty, are expected to assist the RA and RD on duty during fire alarms.