Students walking near Academic Walk


Call Campus Police at 412.396.2677

If you discover smoke or fire

  • If it is safe to do so, get everyone from immediate danger and close the door to the area to confine the smoke and fire.
  • Pull the building fire alarm along your evacuation route.
  • If the fire is small and you are properly trained, control the fire with available firefighting equipment.
  • Before you go through a door to leave a room, feel the door with your hand. Do not open any door that feels hot.
  • Do not return for personal belongings.
  • If there is smoke, stay low.
  • Use stairs to reach an exit floor. Do not use elevators.
  • After you are out of danger, Call Campus Police at 412.396.2677.
  • When you are outside, check in with your floor marshal, supervisor or instructor so everyone can be accounted for.

If you catch on fire

  • Do not run. Stop, drop and roll to put out the flames.
  • If you are trapped, wedge wet towels or cloth along the bottom of doors to keep out smoke.
  • Close as many doors as possible between you and the fire.
  • Call Campus Police at 412.396.2677 to report the fire and your location.
  • If you are trapped and need fresh air break the window only as a last resort.

Response to fire alarms

  • When an alarm sounds, leave the building immediately. Never assume it is a false alarm.
  • Do not use elevators.
  • Do not return for personal belongings.
  • Help people who are unfamiliar with the building or people with disabilities escape the building.

How to use a fire extinguisher

Fire Extinguisher