A. Upon discovering a fire, close the door to the room where the fire is located and immediately sound the building fire alarm by pulling the red alarm pullbox.

B. If possible, call the Public Safety at 570-577-1111. Give your name, department, and the location and nature of the fire.

C. If the fire is small, you may wish to extinguish it with a fire extinguisher. Be sure you are using the proper extinguisher for the type of fire. If you are not sure, read the instructions on the extinguisher. When in doubt, evacuate.  

D. If the fire is large, very smoky, or rapid-spreading, evacuate the building immediately, using the nearest fire exit door or stairwell. If possible, sound the building fire alarm by pulling the red alarm pullbox. Inform others in the building who may not have responded to the alarm to evacuate immediately. The alarm may not sound continuously. If the alarm stops, continue the evacuation. Warn others who may enter the building after the alarm stops.

E. Take purses, and close office doors upon leaving. Walk, do not run to the nearest stairway exit. If you are disabled, proceed to the nearest stairwell and remain there until help arrives. Notify evacuating personnel of your situation.

F. When a fire alarm sounds, do not use the elevator. It may become inoperative due to the fire.

G. Assist disabled persons in exiting the building. If these persons are unable to use the stairs, assist them to a stairwell where they will remain. Notify Public Safety officers on the scene where these persons are located.

H. Evacuate to a distance of at least 500 feet from the building and out of the way of emergency personnel. Do not return to the building until instructed to do so by the Public Safety officers or authorized personnel.

I. Notify either police personnel or firefighters on the scene if you suspect someone may be trapped inside. Identify yourself as the person who reported the fire.

J. In residential hall facilities, the resident assistants or resident directors should assist Public Safety in evacuating all residents and in checking rooms, lounges, bathrooms, etc. They will meet with all residents at a predetermined location outside the building to take roll, assess injuries, and receive approval from Public Safety or the fire company to reenter the building.

K. Whenever a fire alarm sounds, unless directed otherwise by Public Safety officers or the fire company, residents must evacuate the building until the cause of the alarm has been determined. A Public Safety officer will respond with the appropriate authorities to evaluate the situation.

L. The Public Safety dispatcher will initiate the proper notification procedure for contacting appropriate personnel when a fire occurs on or near campus.

Bucknell University Public Safety 570-577-3333
Public Safety Emergency 570-577-1111
Police, Fire Company, Ambulance - 911


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