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Fire Prevention and Preparedness

Fire Prevention and Preparedness

Do not tamper with, cover up, or otherwise interfere with the functionality of a smoke alarm.  Keep the area around your smoke alarm clean and clear of dust, cobwebs, paper, decorations, etc.

Know where the closest fire extinguisher is located and the type of fire it is designed to extinguish.  Keep exit doors and escape routes free from obstruction.

Know at least two routes to evacuate your building in case of fire and establish a designated assembly area outside of the building.  Do not use elevators during a fire emergency.

Keep trash and debris in your living area at a minimum and do not store flammable products and substances in your area except as prescribed by the product manufacturer on its label.  Observe common areas in your building and report any fire hazard or safety issues to the proper authority.

Keep high temperature items (light fixtures, appliances, irons, etc.) away from flammable items.  Do not burn candles or incense in any building on campus.

For more information, please see: Fire Response Guide>>


Department of Public Safety

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2914
Public Safety