A fire in the building or on the premises requiring the evacuation of the building. For small fires, no larger than a waste basket, attempt to extinguish with a fire extinguisher. For all fires, call 911 and have the fire department respond.

Steps of Action:

  1. Pull fire alarm, where available and notify FMO.
  2. Call 911, then notify personnel in surrounding buildings.
  3. Close all windows and doors to confine fire, if possible. Turn off open flames and lights.
  4. Evacuate building to assigned places at least 500 feet from building.
  5. Supervise evacuation and check for injuries.
    • Administer first aid, if necessary.
    • Call Assistant Dean's Office (386-3338), USDA-ARS office (386-3498) and FMO (386-3337).
    • Assign roles to auxiliary persons, as needed.
    • Keep access roads open.
    • Take head count to include names of staff in the affected building or buildings.

Phone Numbers:

Emergency: 911
Assistant Dean's Office: 386-3338
USDA-ARS Administrative Office: 386-3498
Facilities Management and Operations: 386-3337
After Hours Campus Security: 391-5060