Kansas State University uses several types of fire detection and notification systems including heat detectors, smoke detectors, pull stations, horns and lights.The following sections discess these components.
Fire detectors at K-State are linked to the University Emergency Reporting System. Once a building alarm system is activated, the Reporting System alerts the Emergency Operator who initiates emergency response. Heat detectors and smoke detectors are the two types of fire detection devices used at K-State. Please note the location of the detectors in your area and prevent damage and accidental activation.
Fire alarm manual pull stations are installed to manually activate a building's alarms in addition to the automatic fire sensing devices. When pulled manually, a pull station activates the fire alarm system and notifies University personnel that an emergency exists. Pull stations are located near exit stairways and/or building exits.
IMPORTANT:Not all building alarm systems are tied into Police Dispatch. Someone must always call 911 to report an alarm.
If you smell smoke or if you see smoke or a fire, complete these steps:
Emergency horns/bells and lights are located throughout University buildings with fire alarm systems. They are typically found near emergency pull stations. Do not block emergency horns or lights. Report damaged or defective horns and lights to EH&S.