Fire and Life safety involves numerous safety issues including fire prevention, fire suppression and emergency evacuation/response. Fire and life safety is everyone's responsibility.
IMPORTANT: Learn how to prevent fires and respond to fire- what you learn will be invaluable. The K-State administration is committed to providing a safe environment for building occupants and emergency response personnel. The Kansas Fire Prevention Code and other adopted nationally accepted codes are used as guidelines for inspections, testing and procedures on University property.
Most fires produce an immense amount of smoke that is highly toxic. In fact, smoke is responsible for more fire fatalities than flames.A smoky fire can have the following effect on humans:
Therefore, timing is critical during a fire. To ensure your safety, you must know how to prevent and respond to any fire emergency.
The greatest protection against property loss and injuries from fire is prevention. Follow these guidelines to promote fire/life safety:
If you see a fire or smoke, or if you smell smoke, complete the following steps:
During actual emergencies, building occupants must receive permission from the Manhattan Fire Department, the Kansas State University Police Department of Environmental Health & Safety before re-entering the building.
NOTE:Evacuation plans and fire drills are essential for building occupants to respond correctly to a fire alarm. Department personnel should plan ahead and practice safe building evacuation.
If you suspect arson, no matter how small the incident, contact the KSUPD. Do not alter the fire scene in any way, unless you are trying to extinguish a live fire. The KSUPD and Manhattan Fire Department work together to investigate possible arson.