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Fire Safety

Planning ahead can save your life

Here are some things that you should know about your apartment or residence hall:

  • The layout of your floor
  • Location of stair exits
  • Number of doors between your room and the exit stairs - you may need to find the stairs in the dark
  • Location of the pull stations on your floor
  • Location of fire extinguishers

Things To Do

  • Keep a flashlight ready and in a handy place.
  • Report fire hazards to your R.A.
  • Keep your hallway clean and free of trash, furniture, etc. and make sure these items are stored properly and collected regularly
  • Be careful not to overload electrical circuits and use approved electrical extension cords - short circuits are the cause of many fires.
  • Cook with care - double check the stove to make sure it is turned off before you leave the area
  • Do not leave food unattended while cooking 
  • Never smoke in bed and make sure there are no smoldering butts when you empty ashtrays
  • Make sure you exit from your room during a fire drill to a designated area

If There Is A Fire

  • Stay Calm!  
  • Check your door (for warmth) before exiting your room
  • Activate the fire alarm or call the Campus Police Department at ext. 3333
  • Alert others by knocking on doors
  • Exit by using the nearest stairwell to you
  • If your hall is filled with smoke, stay low while exiting
  • Do not use the elevator
Campus Police
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526 Myrtle Drive
Rock Hill, SC 29733
803/323-2542 (Fax)
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