The Fresno Fire Department responds to all fire related calls at the University.
Upon discovery of a fire, you should:
- Call 911
- Evacuate if fire is an immediate threat to safety. Activate a building fire alarm.
- Look for physically challenged persons in the area and provide assistance. In the upper floors of multi storied buildings, assist them to assemble at the pre-designated points.
- Do not use elevators to evacuate the building.
- Make sure all main hallways and fire doors from all offices are closed to prevent spread of fire.
- If evacuated, proceed to a safe point at the exterior of the building. Account for all persons you believe were in the building.
Fire extinguishers should be used to aid escape only.
If you suspect a fire, you should:
- Call 911. Give specific information about why you suspect a fire.
- Check the area for fire unless told otherwise.
- Follow the dispatcher's directions.
- Do not open closed doors without first feeling for heat. Do not open if hot to the touch.
- Remain in the building and meet emergency personnel.
In the event of an explosion in the building, you should:
- Take cover under tables, desks, or other such objects that will give protection against flying glass and debris.
- Call 911.
- After the effects of the explosion have subsided, the police department will determine if evacuation is necessary.
- If evacuation is ordered, exit the building as directed by emergency personnel. Look for physically challenged persons and provide assistance to them.
- Proceed to your specified assembly point (see map) and await further instruction.
For further information, contact the Fresno State Police Department at 559.278.8400.