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UTEP Library Emergency Procedures

possible library emergency situations

Fire

IMMEDIATE ACTION:

A. Individual Responsibility

  1.  Call the University Police (5611). Report the exact location of the fire.
  2.  Call the Library Administration office (5683).
  3.  GET PEOPLE OUT - Begin evacuation of your assigned area.
  4.  Do not, under any circumstances re-enter the building or allow others to do so.

See EVACUATION PLAN.

AVOID the use of elevators (power may be cut) and remind patrons to do the same.

              * If you discover a fire or a library patron reports a fire to you, KEEP CALM (You help no one by panicking and you

                may panic other.)

             * If the fire is a small one and your escape route is clear, use the nearest fire extinguisher. See video for instructions on the

               use of the fire extinguisher at the end of this section. DO NOT TAKE RISKS. IF IN DOUBT ABOUT YOUR ABILITY TO

              CONTROL THE FIRE WITH EXTINGUISHER, ACTIVATE THE FIRE ALARM, REPORT THE FIRE, AND BEGIN EVACUATION

              AS INDICATED ABOVE.

 

B. Fire alarm response:

  1. When the fire alarm is set off, the fire alarm flashing lights are automatically turned on and an announcement is made telling patrons to exit the building using the nearest exit and to not use the elevators.
  2. Contact one of the following people from the Library:

                   Robert Stakes                329-7998
                   Bonnie Cardona              731-7237
                    Lizette Gameros             504-9849
                    Harvey Castellano          352-4646

               

Note: University Police only have keys to the front door, not to any internal doors, including the 6th floor.

GENERAL INFORMATION

All Library personnel should be familiar with the types of fire extinguisher provided in the library, the three classes of fires, and which extinguisher can be used on which class of fire.

Fire Extinguishers are attached to columns, walls and also placed in the old fire hose cabinets.

 

See video on Fire Extinguisher (15:18 minutes)

 

 

 

 

(Revised 10/4/2019)

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