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Fire Prevention Safety Tips for Students

Cooking

  • Cook only where it is permitted.
  • Keep your cooking area clean and uncluttered.
  • If you use electric appliances, don't overload circuits.
  • Never leave cooking unattended.
  • If a fire starts in a microwave, keep the door closed and unplug the unit.

Smoking

Indiana University of Pennsylvania adheres to the Pennsylvania Clean Indoor Air Act. The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s interpretation of the law that refers to “educational facilities,” where smoking is prohibited, includes the entire campus. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on campus property, that is, property owned by the Department of General Services for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Escape Planning

  • If you have to escape through smoke, get low and go under the smoke to your exit.
  • Before opening a door, feel the door. If it's hot, use your second way out.
  • Use the stairs; never use an elevator during a fire.
  • If you're trapped, call the fire department and say where you are. Seal your door with rags and signal from your window. Open windows slightly at the top and bottom; shut them if smoke rushes in from any direction.
  • If you have a disability, alert others of the type of assistance you need to leave the building.

Source: NFPA

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