​​​​Fire Prevention and Life Safety

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​​​​When the build​ing fire alarm sounds EVACUATE the building immediately and IN ALL CASES CALL 911​ ​ ​
      Fire Prevention & Life Safety
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Example of a residence engulfed in flames.

To protect yourself, it is important to understand the basic characteristics of fire.

React to fire alarms quickly...

Fire spreads quickly; there is no time to gather valuables or make a phone call.

In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening.

In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames.


Follow building evacuation plans to locate the nearest exit.

Once out, stay out until all clear message is given...

Fire Alarm Evacuation Drill


Why early detection alarms are important...

  • Heat and smoke from fire can be more dangerous than the flames.
  • Inhaling the super-hot air can sear your lungs.
  • Fire produces poisonous gases that make you disoriented and drowsy.
  • Instead of being awakened by a fire, you may fall into a deeper sleep.
  • Asphyxiation is the leading cause of fire deaths, exceeding burns by a three-to-one ratio.
  • The goal of an early warning alarm is to give you enough time to evacuate safely.




Please view these life safety videos, select on the pictures and locate the same picture on the KnowFire homepage. Other videos are also located on the KnowFire web site.

9 Fires shows the impact of nine campus fires over three weeks at the start of 2012. From interviews of victims, families, students, and officials you'll learn what happens after the headlines fade.

 ​To learn more about fire prevention click here or the links below:

Through the Fire: A Family’s Story of Loss & Survival

Fire Survivor Tells Her Story

A new resident who does not know the evacuation procedures for her building cannot locate the nearest exit.
The importance of having a working smoke detector to alert you to smoke before a fire gets out of control.