Robeson Community College

Fire Emergency

Activate the Fire Alarm
If a fire emergency exists, REMAIN CLAM and immediately activate the building fire alarm.

Using the Fire Extinguisher
Do not risk your life or safety! Take appropriate precautions to assure your personal safety. If a minor fire appears controllable and your safety is not at risk, locate the nearest fire extinguisher and discharge using the P.A.S.S. technique.
(P) Pull the pin
(A) Aim at the base of the fire
(S) Squeeze the lever
(S) Sweep side to side

Trapped in the Building during a Fire Emergency
Should you become trapped inside the building elevator during a fire, use the emergency phone located in the elevator or personal phone to call 911, state your exact location, and stay low to the floor.

If trapped in a classroom/office area and a window is available try to open and place an article of clothing outside the window as a marker to alert emergency crews of your location. If no window is available, stay low to the floor where the air will be less toxic. Continue shouting at regular intervals to alert emergency crews to your location.

Evacuate the affected building by the nearest safe exit; Do not use elevators. If persons with disabilities cannot safety evacuate the building, assist them to the nearest safe stairwell and alert emergency personnel of their location. Evacuation Chairs are located in all two-story buildings nearest the second-floor stairwell and/or elevator entrance.  

When you are in a safe area, away from the fire, call 911 and report a fire emergency at Robeson Community College. Next call the switchboard at 910-272-3700, press “0” and state the location of the fire or activate the nearest Callbox.

Post Evacuation
After an evacuation, stay in the designated safety area and report to the Safety Coordinator(s) who will collect an accurate headcount.

Stay clear of the affected building. Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrants, and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and crews.

Do not return to or enter an evacuated building unless authorized by a uniformed Public Safety Officer.