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Fire, Smoke, and Explosion

All fires occurring on campus must be reported to NCCU Police, including those that have been extinguished.

Do not hesitate to activate a fire alarm if you discover smoke or fire.

In that situation:

  • Alert people in the immediate area of the fire, and evacuate the room.
  • Confine the fire by closing doors as you leave the room.
  • Activate a fire alarm by pulling on an alarm box.
  • Call 919-530-6106 or use an emergency blue light phone to report the location and size of the fire. Always call from a safe location.
  • Evacuate the building, using the Emergency Evacuation Plan.

Evacuation Procedure:

  • Do not use elevators to evacuate unless directed to do so by emergency responders.
  • Notify emergency responders of the location, nature, and size of the fire as soon as you are outside.
  • If you have been trained and it is safe to do so, you can attempt to put out a fire with a portable fire extinguisher. Attempt to extinguish only small fires, and make sure you have a clear escape path. If you have not been trained to use a fire extinguisher, you must evacuate the area.

If clothing is on fire:

  • Drop to the ground or floor, and roll to smother flames.
  • Drench with water from a safety shower or other source.
  • Seek medical attention for all burns and injuries.
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