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Responding to Smoke and Fire

  • If you smell smoke and do not see fire, immediately call Campus Safety 719-389-6707 so they can investigate further.
  • If a minor fire appears controllable, immediately contact Campus Safety 719-389-6707 and use the fire extinguisher by directing the charge toward the base of the flame.

Remember the acronym PASS:

  • Pull the pin at the base of the handle.
  • Aim the extinguisher nozzle at the base of the fire.
  • Squeeze and hold the handle (trigger).  Be prepared for the noise.
  • Sweep the nozzle across the base of the fire.

Fire extinguisher use:

  • Personal safety is of the highest priority.
  • The building alarm should be activated prior to attempting to fight a fire.
  • Never fight a fire unless you or someone else has called 911 (9-911 from an on-campus phone).
  • If you doubt your ability to extinguish a fire, evacuate.
  • If you need more than one extinguisher to put out the fire, evacuate.

For large fires that appear uncontrollable, immediately contact Campus Safety 719-389-6707, activate the building fire alarm system, close the doors, and evacuate the area using the building emergency protocols