Fire Alert

In all cases of fire, the security department must be notified immediately (Extension 0221 or 276-732-2406)
(1) Rescue anyone who might be in danger of fire or smoke inhalation.
(2) Call 911 then activate the fire alarm. 
    • Pull the nearest fire alarm 
    • Notify Security at ext. 0221 or (276)732-2406.
(3) Confine – close all doors, clear all exit routes, extinguish the fire, if you can do so safely, follow fire extinguisher procedures.
(4) Evacuate – everyone will evacuate quickly to the nearest marked exit and alert others to do the same.
(5) Once outside, building coordinators will escort individuals to the designated assembly point, a minimum of 500 feet away. Designated
    assembly points:


 Designated Area of Assembly

 Philpott Hall, LRC, and Stone Hall   Baseball field
 West Hall  Lower end of front parking lot
 Walker Hall  Lower end of front parking lot
 Frith Hall   Upper parking lot between Frith and West Hall
 Maintenance building     Outside of main fence gate
 MET   Front parking lot near main entrance
 Dalton IDEA Center  Fayette Street Parking lot beside bike shop.
  Patrick County site  New sign at the main entrance
Do Not Re-enter the evacuated building unless told to do so.
How to use a Fire Extinguisher:
Pull – the pin
Aim – at the base of the fire
Squeeze – the handle/trigger
Sweep – with extinguisher as you suppress the fire
IMPORTANT: If you become trapped in a building during a fire and a window is available, place an article of clothing (shirt, coat, etc.) in the window as a marker for rescue crews. If there is no window, stay near the floor where the air will be less toxic.
Mark Nelson,
Oct 7, 2008, 6:41 AM