On becoming aware of a fire

  • Activate the nearest break glass alarm (if installed) and contact your campus emergency number.
  • If a break glass alarm is not installed, telephone your campus emergency number or emergency services on 000.


  • Assist any person in immediate danger, but only if safe to do so.
  • Where appropriate and safe to do so, close any doors and windows to minimise spread of the fire.
  • Act in accordance with directions given by emergency control personnel, or emergency services.
  • Evacuate the building immediately, and assist with the evacuation of disabled occupants.
  • Be aware of, and avoid moving into smoke-filled areas.

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