Campus Fire Safety

Molloy College is committed to maintaining a comprehensive fire safety program for all members of the Molloy community. In order for the fire safety programs to be effective we must receive total community-wide support. We expect cooperation from all community members during fire drills - announced and unannounced - and adherence to the fire and safety rules of Molloy College.

How to keep yourself safe if there is a fire:

  • Call Public Safety!Describe the fire and tell them where it is
  • Notify people in the area
  • Close the door behind you
  • Pull the fire alarm box
  • Evacuate the building
  • Meet at the assembly area
  • Always remain calm

Fire alarms

  • Evacuate immediately upon hearing the fire alarm
  • Never ignore fire alarms
  • Don't wait to see or smell smoke
  • Do not stop to collect your belongings
  • Follow instructions from public safety, residence life staff and emergency responders

How to survive a fire

  • If the door or handle is hot, don't open the door
  • Feel the door and handle, if it's not hot, open slowly
  • Check for smoke or fire before exiting the room
  • Close the door behind you
  • Pull the fire alarm box on your way out
  • Get out the building before phoning for help
  • Stay low to the floor
  • Meet at the assembly area
  • Follow instructions from public safety, residence life staff and emergency responders
  • Go to the window and attract someone's attention, by yelling or waving something
  • Call for help, hang a sheet from window
  • Wait for help, don't panic or jump

Plan escape routes

  • Know all exits in the building
  • Always have two means of egress
  • Know the location of the fire alarm boxes and fire extinguishers
  • Remain calm
  • Stay low to the ground

If your clothes catch fire

  • Stop, drop and roll
  • Keep your face covered
  • Get immediate attention

Fire prevention

  • Never tamper with fire safety equipment
  • No open flames
  • Report worn or damaged cords
  • No smoking in buildings
  • Participate in fire drills

Phone 516.323.3505
Ext. # 11 for emergency or ext. 3500 for non-emergency

 

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