Mānoa Campus Emergency Management Program
UH Lab School Fire - June 2006, photo taken by Aaron Lee
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 Fire
Fire
  1. Fire can occur in buildings, rubbish bins, mechanical equipment and surrounding brush and forests. Early detection and reporting of fires are keys to limiting the fire, containing it and putting it out.
  2. Warning
    1. Most University facilities have installed automated fire alarm systems which will produce a fire alarm should smoke or fire occur. Some of these systems are wired to Campus Security.
    2. All University facilities have fire alarm stations located on every floor of every building and can be used to sound an alarm and alert occupants that a fire or smoke has occurred in that building.
  3. Required Actions
    1. For fires within buildings, the following steps should be taken:
      1. Activate the building fire alarm. This will immediately notify building occupants who should immediately evacuate the building.
      2. Call Campus Security at 956-6911 and provide information on the location and severity of the fire and if any casualties are known. Campus Security will immediately dispatch a Campus Security Officer (s) to the location to aid in evacuation, crowd control and reporting of casualties and utility damage.
      3. Fight fire only if not life endangering and if an appropriate fire extinguisher for the type of fire is available.
      4. Persons responsible for a building, classroom or laboratory shall maintain control of students and staff at a safe distance from the fire and shall insure that all handicapped persons are assisted to safety.
      5. Campus Security will notify the EMT who will determine whether classes will be suspended or any further actions are necessary. All required directions for students and staff will be posted on the Campus Security website.
      6. Students and staff shall not return to the building until Fire Department officials declare the building and area safe. Persons in charge of the building with the aid of Campus Security will ensure that no one enters the building until the building is declared safe.
    2. For fires near buildings, the following steps should be taken:
      1. Call 911 and Campus Security at 956-6911 to report the fire. Provide location and severity of fire. Campus Security will immediately dispatch a Campus Security Officer to aid in evacuation and reporting to the EMT.
      2. If the fire poses an immediate threat to the building or occupants, activate the fire alarm and evacuate the building to a safe location away from the fire.
      3. Persons in charge of the building, classroom or laboratory shall maintain control of students and staff at a safe distance from the fire and assure that all handicapped persons are assisted to safety.
      4. The EMT will issue directions to students and staff via the Campus Security website on the status of the buildings affected and continuance of classes.
      5. Students and staff should not return to the building until Fire Department officials declare the area safe.
    3. Mechanical equipment, brush and forest fires.
      1. Call 911 and Campus Security at 956-6911. Campus Security will determine if University facilities or operations are affected and whether a Campus Security Officer should be dispatched to the fire location. All determinations to cancel classes or evacuate are made by the EMT.
      2. If a determination is made by an outside agency such as SCD to evacuate, then the persons in charge of the facilities affected will be notifed via phone tree and email. The EMT will post information concerning the fire on the Campus Security website.