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Emergency Procedures & Preparation


The Fresno Fire Department responds to all fire related calls at the University.

Upon discovery of a fire, you should:

  1. Call 911
  2. Evacuate if fire is an immediate threat to safety. Activate a building fire alarm.
  3. Look for physically challenged persons in the area and provide assistance. In the upper floors of multi storied buildings, assist them to assemble at the pre-designated points.
  4. Do not use elevators to evacuate the building.
  5. Make sure all main hallways and fire doors from all offices are closed to prevent spread of fire.
  6. If evacuated, proceed to a safe point at the exterior of the building. Account for all persons you believe were in the building.

Fire extinguishers should be used to aid escape only.

If you suspect a fire, you should:

  1. Call 911. Give specific information about why you suspect a fire.
  2. Check the area for fire unless told otherwise.
  3. Follow the dispatcher's directions.
  4. Do not open closed doors without first feeling for heat. Do not open if hot to the touch.
  5. Remain in the building and meet emergency personnel.

In the event of an explosion in the building, you should:

  1. Take cover under tables, desks, or other such objects that will give protection against flying glass and debris.
  2. Call 911.
  3. After the effects of the explosion have subsided, the police department will determine if evacuation is necessary.
  4. If evacuation is ordered, exit the building as directed by emergency personnel. Look for physically challenged persons and provide assistance to them.
  5. Proceed to your specified assembly point (see map) and await further instruction.

For further information, contact the Fresno State Police Department at 559.278.8400.

In an Emergency

Call Fresno State Police Department

  • 559.278.8400
  • 911 from a campus phone

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