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Campus Safety

Fire

  1. Before a fire situation arises:
    1. Always make it a habit of checking the pressure gauge of the fire extinguisher in your area.
    2. Request Training from safety personnel if you do not know who to use a fire extinguisher.
    3. Become familiar with the Emergency Exit Plan for your department.
  2. Upon discovering a fire:
    1. Close the door to the room where the fire is located. Immediately sound the building fire alarm.
    2. Call the College Sheriff’s Office at ext. 2911 (from your mobile phone dial) and Safety Officer ext. 2410. Give your name, department, and location of fire. Do not hang up until the dispatcher tells you to do so.
  • If the fire is small, you may wish to fight it with a fire extinguisher or building hose. Be sure you are using the proper extinguisher for the type of fire you are fighting.
  • If the fire is large, very smoky, or rapid-spreading, evacuate the building immediately. While evacuating, inform others in the building who may not have responded to the alarm to evacuate immediately. Warn those in the building and those attempting to enter the building by yelling: “This is not a drill.”
  • Walk; do not run, to the nearest exit.
  • When the fire alarm sounds, do not use elevators. An elevator may become inoperative and a trap. Give assistance to (if necessary) all disabled persons in using the stairs. An Emergency Evacuation Chair (Evac-U-Trac) is placed in buildings that are two-stories or higher to accommodate safe evacuation of individuals who can not be escorted safely down the stairwell. These Evac-U-Trac chairs are normally placed next to the elevator and stairwell at the highest floor of the building.
  • Evacuate to a distance of at least 500 feet from the building and stay out of the way of emergency personnel. Do not return to the building until instructed to do so by emergency personnel, college administrator, or Building Marshal.
  • Notify emergency personnel or Building Marshal on the scene if you suspect someone may be trapped inside the building.

Identify the location of the nearest fire alarm.

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Identify the location of the nearest fire extinguisher.

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Identify the location of the nearest Evac-U-Trac.

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Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029

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Phone: 323.953.4000

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Emergency: 323.953.2911