|Approved on March 17, 2009||Signatures and dates
on archival copy
Director of Environmental Health and Safety
Executive Vice President and Provost
|Roderick J. McDavis|
Date of Approval
|March 17, 2009|
Tampering with fire extinguishers, standpipe hoses, fire alarm systems, smoke detectors, fire alarm pull stations, sprinkler systems, or other protective fire equipment is strictly prohibited and may result in expulsion from the university, fines, and criminal charges.
Any fire, regardless of size, must be classified as an emergency situation. During a fire emergency, first priority must be placed upon the protection of human life, and second priority on the protection of property and of the environment. The area and building must be evacuated immediately and 911 called to inform the fire department. Due to personal risk involved in fighting fires and the fact that "small" fires often become uncontrollable, emphasis must be placed on building evacuation and notification of the Fire Department through the 911 Emergency Communications Center.
Wait until help arrives.
|Dick Piccard revised this file (https://www.ohio.edu/policy/44-105.html) on March 23, 2016.|