Dorm Safety

College Campus Fire Safety

Safety Tips

  • Never remove batteries or disable the alarm.
  • Learn your building’s evacuation plan and practice all drills as if they were the real thing
  • If you live off campus, have a fire escape plan with two ways out of every room.
  • When the smoke alarm or fire alarm sounds, get out of the building quickly and stay out.
  • Stay in the kitchen when cooking.
  • Cook only when you are alert, not sleepy or drowsy from medicine or alcohol.
  • Keep your cooking area clean and uncluttered
  • Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stovetop
  • Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires
  • For oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed.