Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to familiarize themselves where the nearest exit routes are in order to calmly evacuate a building in case of a fire.
Dial 911 for all emergencies, including fire-related incidents. For monitoring and recording purposes, report fires that have occurred and/or are suspected to have occurred to the Grand Valley Police Department at (616)331-3255 in Allendale or Pew Campus Security at (616)331-6677 in Grand Rapids.
Faculty, staff, and students are expected to evacuate the building when a fire alarm is sounded. Misuse of the fire alarm system, including sounding a false alarm or tampering with extinguishers or smoke detectors, is prohibited.
Fire extinguishers are only to be used on small fires if you are familiar with the operation procedures listed below. Do NOT stay behind to fight the fire! Evacuation is of primary importance.
If a fire does occur, remain as close to the ground as possible to avoid smoke while exiting the building.
When using a fire extinguisher remember to... PASS
Watch how to use a fire extinguisher: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCSms-jyOao