Fire Safety Program

Welcome to the Public Safety Department’s "Fire Safety" site. Here, you’ll find practical information and resources that you can use to protect yourself and your belongings from the dangers associated with fire.

As an introduction, however, remember that, IN AN EMERGENCY, DIAL 9+258.3133 from campus phones or 912.258.3133 from public or off-campus phones. This will reach the on-duty Public Safety Officer. If that individual is unavailable, please call the 911 Center immediately. In all cases of fire, the Public Safety Department must be notified immediately. Additionally:
  • Know the location of fire extinguishers, building exits and alarm systems in your area and know how to use them. Training and information are available through the Campus Police/Campus Safety Department at extension 65820.
  • If a minor fire appears controllable, remove a fire extinguisher from its holder, pull the pin, aim the nozzle at the base of the fire and squeeze the lever to emit the extinguishing agent. The Campus Police/Campus Safety Department must be notified immediately.
  • If an emergency exists (or the fire is apparently not containable), activate the building alarm and contact the Campus Police/Campus Safety Office immediately. Caution: Each building's alarm sounds only in that building.
  • When the building evacuation/fire alarm is sounded, walk quickly to the nearest EXIT and alert others to do the same. Close all doors to confine the fire. Take all personal items with you.
  • Assist the disabled in exiting the building. DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS DURING A FIRE. Smoke is the greatest danger in a fire, if needed, stay near the floor and crawl to the exit.
  • Once outside, move to a clear area at least 500 feet away. Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrants and walkways clear for emergency personnel.
  • A Campus Incident Command Post may be set up near the emergency site. Keep clear of the Command Post unless you have official business.
  • Do not return to an evacuated building unless authorized by a college official.
Note: If you become trapped in a building during a fire and a window is available, place an article of clothing (shirt, coat, etc) outside the window as a marker for rescue crews. If there is no window, stay near the floor where the air will be less toxic. Shout at regular intervals to alert emergency crews of your location.



Campus Firewatch
Center for Campus Fire Safety
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Glynn County Emergency Management
Glynn County Fire Department
National Fire Protection Association
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
United States Fire Administration
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