Fire Safety On Campus
Fire Safety Education
Residence Hall Fire Drills
REPORTING A FIRE
Students reporting a fire should contact Xavier University Police at ext. 1000 or 513-745-1000 from a cell or off-campus phone. If the fire event is no longer a danger, they should contact the hall director, assistant director or resident assistant to report the incident to Xavier University Police.
Feel the door handle.
- If the door handle is hot, don't open it.
- Go to a window and call for help.
- If the handle is not hot, open cautiously.
- Check for smoke or fire before going out.
Get out of the building before phoning for help.
- Don't take time to phone before leaving
- Get out and find a phone. (Use an E-phone.)
Pull the fire alarm on the way out.
- Don't look for other people or gather up your stuff.
- Knock on doors as you leave.
- Yell "FIRE" as you leave.
- Don't hesitate or stray from your path as you leave.
Crawl low to the floor.
- Thick smoke can make it impossible to see.
- Toxic chemicals from smoke can be deadly in minutes.
Close the door behind you.
- You may help keep the fire from spreading.
- You may protect your possessions from fire and smoke damage.
If you can't get out, get someone's attention.
- Yell and scream.
- Hang a sheet from the window.
- Stays low, there is less smoke and poisonous gasses close to the floor.
Once your out stay out.
- You may be suffering from lack of oxygen.
- Effects include: decreased stamina and lack of coordination, impaired judgment, mental failure, fainting, unconsciousness, nausea, coma, and death.
- Another hazard is toxic gasses. Carbon Monoxide is a by product of fire. This gas can cause unconsciousness and death due to exposure.
- Fire can be fatal or cause debilitating burns.
- The structural integrity of the building can be affected during a fire. Ceiling and walls may collapse.