AU Public Safety & Security/Emergency Management
(334) 844-8888
(334) 750-9795 (24/7)

City of Auburn Fire Division (Non-Emergency)
(334) 501-3100

Risk Management & Safety
(334) 844-4870

Facilities Management
(334) 844-HELP (4357)

Fire or Fire Alarm

All fire alarms should be taken seriously and never assumed to be false.

Exit the Area Immediately

  • Close all doors as you leave.
  • Take keys and medications with you if possible. DO NOT DELAY evacuation.
  • Activate the closest fire alarm pull station along your evacuation route.
  • Notify others around you as you leave.
  • If able and it is safe to do so, assist persons having trouble evacuating.
  • DO NOT use the elevator.
  • DIAL 911 and report the emergency after you are safely out of the building.

Fire or Smoke Present

  • DO NOT open any door that feels hot.
  • Use the back of your hand to check the door.
  • If smoke is present, stay low to the floor.

Extinguishing Small Fires
You may attempt to extinguish it with a portable fire extinguisher ONLY IF:

  • You are properly trained;
  • 911 has been dialed;
  • The fire alarm pull station has been activated; AND
  • The fire is trash can size or smaller.

If You Are Trapped and Cannot Evacuate

  • Close any doors between you and the fire.
  • If available, wedge wet towels or cloth materials along the bottom of the door to keep out smoke.
  • DIAL 911 and notify the dispatcher of your location.
  • Remain on the phone with the 911 dispatcher as long as possible.
  • Cautiously break a window only as a last resort.

After Evacuation

  • Only return to the building when notified by AU ALERT, emergency responders, or university administrators.


Last Updated: Jan. 23, 2014

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