Campus Fire Safety

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Campus Fire Safety

Molloy University 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 University.

Fire Safety at Molloy University is a unit within the Department of Public Safety and is responsible for:

  • Researching, preparing, and distributing fire safety plans
  • Provide professional and technical information in the area of fire suppression, fire detection and fire education
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state and municipal fire safety codes and regulations
  • Interface with municipal Fire Inspectors and all Fire Department Officials
  • Represent the University in all matters relating to fire safety
  • Advise the University on all current and proposed fire legislation
  • Conduct and evaluate all fire drills

  • How to keep yourself safe if there is a fire

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

  • 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

  • Building Evacuation Procedures

    Upon activation of a fire alarm, utilize the fire exit instructions which are posted in all rooms.

    Follow the instructions given to you by public safety officers and facilities personnel. Persons who are handicapped or injured will be assisted in the evacuation by public safety and  facilities personnel. Remain calm. Do not run. Walk to the proper fire exit and follow instructions. Do not attempt to reenter the buildings unless authorization has been given by proper authorities.

  • Fire Prevention

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

General Evacuation Procedures

  • Everyone must leave the building immediately if the fire alarm is activated or if you are directed to do so by emergency personnel.
  • Use the nearest safe exit or exit stairwell. Never use elevators in an emergency evacuation.
  • Non-ambulatory persons should move to a stairwell landing and wait for further assistance. If you see an individual needing evacuation assistance, do not try to carry them out. Alert Molloy University Department of Public Safety as you exit the building. Be ready to provide the stairwell and floor number. 
  • If the nearest exit or exit stairwell is obstructed by smoke, fire or other hazards, proceed to another exit or exit stairwell.
  • Hold the handrail and stay to the right side of the stairwell. Allow enough room for other evacuees to enter the flow of traffic.
  • Once outside the building, assemble away from the facility. Stand by for instructions from emergency personnel.