ACD 809: Fire Alarms
To provide for the safe evacuation of the university community in the event of a fire or the sounding of a fire alarm
Office of the Provost of the University
When the fire alarm sounds, faculty and academic professionals are to see that all persons leave the classroom, office, or other location immediately and leave the building through the closest exit. They are to advise all students to avoid elevators, as elevators are operable by emergency rescue personnel only, and assist individuals who are disabled to the nearest exit or to the nearest designated area of refuge. No one should reenter the building until fire and police officers have declared it safe.
Normally fire alarm tests are announced in advance, and, whenever possible, tests are conducted when classes are not in session. All fire alarms are to be considered genuine, and the building is to be evacuated without delay.
Faculty or staff assist individuals who are visually-impaired or hearing-impaired to the nearest exit or area of refuge (usually the stair landing) and assist individuals who are disabled to the nearest exit or area of refuge (usually the stair landing).
If no smoke is present, close any fire doors Leave the building and notify the ASU Police Department (ASU PD) of the location of individuals who are disabled.
For related information, see the Police Department Policies and Procedures Manual—PDP 101–03, “Emergency Evacuation.”