Fire & Life Safety

Fire Safety Tip Sheets

Holiday Decorating and Fire Safety

September is Campus Fire Safety Month

     2011 Presidential Proclamation
     2012 Presidential Proclamation
     2013 Presidential Proclamation
     2014 Presidential Proclamation

Fire Alarms

Every fire alarm is a real alarm.  There is no such thing as a "false alarm."  Should the fire alarm activate:

  1. Leave the area immediately,
  2. Walk quietly and efficiently to the nearest exit (use the stairs, do not use the elevators),
  3. Remain outside in the designated area until the "all clear" is given.

If you are in need of special assistance during an emergency, call 622-1111 (EKU Police) or 911 and let the operator know your location and your need.

Kentucky law mandates that everyone evacuate a building if the fire alarm is activated.

General Tips

  • If you see fire or smoke in a building, activate the fire alarm by using the fire alarm pull station (generally located near each stairwell) and immediately leave the structure.
  • Know at least two ways out of every structure. 
  • Choose the closest exit (may not be the way you entered the structure).
  • Take time to become familiar with the fire evacuation and tornado shelter area plans posted in each building.

Fire Safety Tips and Resources

Egress Fire Safety Video

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