Annex: Fire Response Plan Department: All Campus DepartmentsDepartmental Emergency Contact: Campus Police
The purpose of this policy is to establish the procedures to be followed by the student body, faculty, and staff in the event of a fire. Implementation of these procedures whenever necessary should minimize loss of life, injury, and disruption of scheduled activities.
In the event a fire occurs on campus, Campus Police will work with the Rock Hill Fire Department to ensure immediate rescuer response and to minimize the loss of life and property.
In the event of a fire, students, faculty, and staff will be asked to partner with Campus Police in order to minimize damage. This partnership will require prompt notification to emergency responders and in some cases, assistance in evacuation and extinguishing the fire.
Winthrop University may communicate with the campus community by any of the following means:
Emergency responders will have total control of the scene. If the situation dictates, the Incident Command System will be used as directed by the National Incident Management System.
The university also will assemble the Critical Incident Management Team to make university related decisions.
The Winthrop University Police Department will operate an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located in the Campus Police Office. If the Incident requires York County to open the Emergency operations Center, the Vice President of Student Life or a designee will be represented in the York County EOC and/or will be in continuous communications with the Winthrop EOC.
If a fire occurs, report it immediately to Campus Police and take the following actions:
If you become trapped in a building during a fire, do the following:
Acronym for responding to a fire:
R – REPORT the fire immediately to Campus Police A – ACTIVATE the building evacuation (Fire) alarmC – CONTAIN by closing all doors to confine the fire and reduce oxygenE – EXTINGUISH by knowing the location of fire extinguishers and how to use them