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Fire Safety

Fire Safety Tips for on Campus Living

If you believe there is a fire in your living area please follow the guidelines below:

  1. Feel your door to see if it is hot. It it's hot, do not open the door! Go to your window and make your presence known. If your door is warm, put weight against the door and open slowly.
    If it's safe to exit, evacuate your room or apartment.
  2. If it is safe enough, knock on doors around you to alert those residents before leaving.
  3. Calmly and quickly exit the building by the nearest exit.
  4. Once outside, move away from the exit so that emergency crews can get into the building unimpeded.
  5. Do not try to re-enter the building until told to do so by a proper authority.

  6. Here is additional Fire Protection & Prevention information from the Penn State Environmental Health and Safety office.

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