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Environmental Health & Safety



Fire and Smoke Conditions


Immediate Actions

  • Alert others nearby of the condition
  • Activate the building fire alarm
  • Call 911 to report any fire or smoke condition, if it is safe and possible to do so
  • Quickly leave the building when the fire alarm sounds or evacuation is initiated by emergency personnel
    • If working with high heat, open flame or a hazardous experiment or procedure, complete safety shutdown procedures if it is safe to do so, and then evacuate the building
    • Quickly take personal items or other important materials with you if it is safe to do so. You may not be returning for some time
    • Close doors as you leave
  • Stay to the right of hallways and stairs; do not use elevators
  • Assist people with disabilities if needed
  • Avoid any smoke-filled area if possible; if you are in a smoke-filled area, stay low to the floor and crawl under smoke to an exit
  • If your clothing catches fire: Stop, Drop, and Roll to extinguish flames
  • Follow evacuation routes directly to building's Emergency Assembly Area (EAA)
  • Notify emergency staff at the Emergency Assembly Area that you have evacuated safely

If mobility impaired:

  • Proceed to an area of safe refuge such as an enclosed stairwell
  • Request others evacuating to notify emergency responders of your location
  • Wait for emergency responders to arrive

Additional Information / Follow Up Activities

  • Remain in the Emergency Assembly Area until directed otherwise
  • Never try to reenter a building until cleared to do so by UCR officials or emergency responders

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