Fire and Life Safety

 

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IN CASE OF EMERGENCY or FIRE:

Call 911 from a cell phone will go to a STATE of Vermont Police. Tell them you are calling from University of Vermont. 

Call 911 from an office or campus land line phone. Your call will go to UVM Police. UVM Police dispatcher direct: 802-656-3473 or 802-656-FIRE 

 

  • Evacuate immediately using the nearest safe exit
  • If needed, pull the manual pull alarm (by stairwells and exits) to notify others in the building to evacuate
  • Keep important items with you (keys, CatCard, cell phone, UVM ID)
  • Close room or office doors behind you, to prevent fire from spreading
  • Do not use elevators
  • If you encounter fire or smoke, try another exit
  • If you cannot avoid smoke, stay low and close to the floor
  • Proceed to designated meeting place outside the building
  • Never re-enter the building until authorized by the Fire Department

YOU MUST EVACUATE A CAMPUS BUILDING WHEN

A FIRE ALARM SOUNDING.  

It is illegal to stay in the building and you will be fined for doing so.

Prior notice will be given to occupants when fire systems testing is taking place.
 


The University Fire Marshal (Department of Risk Management and Safety) and UVM Life Safety (Physical Plantt Department) work together to prevent the loss of life and property due to fire. 

Activities include:

  • fire safety education and training,
  • review of building projects and safety for events,
  • testing and maintenance of fire suppression systems, and
  • oversight of new fire protection systems installation. 

 

NOTICE:  Effective January 2016 UVM has banned hoverboards from all residence halls due to risk of fire and explosion.  Read the Consumer Product Safety Commission statement on hoverboard safety here.


NEVER DELIBERATELY COVER A SMOKE DETECTOR.

We have had reports of students deliberately covering smoke detectors in dorm rooms so they can smoke in their room.  NEVER TAMPER WITH FIRE PROTECTION, SMOKE DETECTORS, HEAT SENSORS IN RESIDENCE HALLS, IN YOUR HOME, OR APARTMENT.

THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS AND MAY LEAD TO SERIOUS INJURY, DEATH, FINES, DISCIPLINARY ACTION AND MORE BAD STUFF.  LEARN, DON'T BURN!


 

Click here for a 3-minute video from UVM's Fire Marshal demonstrating the proper use of a fire extinguisher.  This video was produced by Across the Fence, a program of UVM's Extension Service.

 

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