Hazards & Evacuations

Fire Procedures in General Campus Buildings

In the event of a fire, do the following things:

  • Immediately activate the building fire alarm system.
  • Assist any person in immediate danger to safety, if it can be accomplished without risk to yourself.
  • If the fire is small enough, use a nearby fire extinguisher to control and extinguish the fire. Don’t fight the fire if these conditions exist:

    • The fire is too large or out-of-control (larger than the size of a small trash can).
    • If the atmosphere is toxic.
  • If the first attempts to put out the fire do not succeed, evacuate the building immediately.
  • Doors, and if possible, windows should be closed as the last person leaves a room or area.
  • When exiting through a closed interior door, check door with the back of your hand for excessive heat in case fire is on the other side.
  • Do not use elevators – use building stairwells.
  • When they hear the fire alarm sound, all persons in the building must evacuate immediately.
  • Once outside of the building, cross the nearest street to allow emergency crews access. Dial (918) 293-4678 from a safe location if emergency personnel have not arrived.

If you live in on-campus housing, the OSUIT Residents Handbook contains additional information on safety policies. Fire drills are conducted in all campus-housing units. An unannounced drill is held each semester.

Gas Leak

  • Cease all operations immediately.
  • Do not switch lights on or off.
  • Evacuate as soon as possible, notifying others as you go.
  • Leave the area and dial (918) 293-4678.
  • Do not re-enter the building until cleared to do so by the OSUIT Police Department or other authority.

Power Outage

  • Call (918) 293-4678 to report any outage.
  • If evacuation of the building is required, exit via stairways. Do not use elevators. Seek out disabled persons and provide assistance if it is within your abilities.