FIRE SAFETY PROCEDURES
If a fire occurs:
- A faculty or staff member will be responsible for verifying the alarm is legitimate and activating the fire alarm in the appropriate building.
- Once the alarm has been pulled, this individual should immediately call 911 and report a fire alarm at Robeson Community College and then call the switchboard operator on “0″ and state the location of the fire.
- The switchboard operator will immediately contact the facilities coordinator and/or Compliance Director to apprise them of the situation.
- A person will be posted at the front of the campus to direct emergency vehicles to the source of the fire.
- Faculty members should direct students to exit the building according to the exit routes posted in each area.
- All students and RCC personnel should move at least fifty (50) yards from the nearest building.
- The fire alarm will continue to sound until the source of the fire has been determined and steps have been taken to insure the safety of all individuals.
- Please remain in place until an “ALL CLEAR” message is received. This will inform students, staff, and faculty that all is clear and normal activities can resume.
How to use a Fire Extinguisher. Learn the P.A.S.S. system:
- Pull the pin.
- Aim the extinguisher nozzle, horn or hose at the base of the fire.
- Squeeze or press the handle.
- Sweep from side to side at the base of the fire until it goes out.
- Shut off the extinguisher.
Fire Extinguishers – Type
- “A” Effective on fires composed of burning wood, paper, plastics, and fabrics.
- “B” Effective on fires fueled by flammable liquids or grease.
- “C” Effective on fires involving electric current.
- “D” Effective on fires fueled by combustible metals such as magnesium and sodium, and other finely divided metal particles.
- “K” Effective on fires in cooking appliances that use large quantities of combustible cooking oils.
FIRE SAFETY TIPS
If you are caught in smoke:
- Get down on the floor and crawl to safety.
- Close doors behind you as you escape, and use stairs, NEVER elevators.
- Learn the location of fire exits and alarm boxes near you.
- Sound the fire alarm if you see smoke or detect a burning odor.
- Do not re-enter a building until it has been declared safe for re-entry.