Fire or Explosion

What to Do

  • Report a fire by calling Public Safety at (206) 296-5911 or one of the 'Blue Light' emergency phones located around campus.
  • Sound the fire alarm.
  • Evacuate the building.
  • Notify Building Marshals and or Public Safety if you suspect anyone may be trapped in the building.
  • If clothing catches fire: STOP, DROP AND ROLL. DON’T RUN.
  • If caught in heavy smoke, drop to hands and knees and crawl, hold breath as much as possible, breathe shallowly through nose, and breathe through a blouse, shirt or jacket.
  • If trapped by fire, place wet towel or other clothing at the base of the door to prevent smoke from seeping in. Use a phone to request assistance by calling (206) 296-5911 or yell out a window for assistance.
  • If possible, retreat. Close as many doors as possible between you and the fire. Be prepared to signal from windows, but don’t break glass unless absolutely necessary as outside smoke may be drawn in.

What Not to Do

  • Don’t attempt to extinguish a fire by yourself unless it is very small and localized. Always call (206) 296-5911 for assistance.
  • Don’t ignore alarms or assume they are false alarms.
  • Don’t use the elevators.
  • Don’t return to your building until you are notified by University officials that it is safe to do so.