Fire Safety 101

  • Be prepared. Keep emergency numbers posted by your telephone. Know the locations of fire extinguishers, fire alarm pull stations and building exit routes.
  • Keep your work area neat and tidy and keep combustibles such as paper and trash to a minimum.
  • Don’t place or store items in hallways, stairwells or exit ways. Keep these areas clear for quick and safe egress.
  • Don’t wedge/prop open stair or fire rated doors. These doors are there to help protect you and the building from smoke and fire in an emergency.
  • Use extension cords for temporary needs only. Don't overload outlets or run cords under carpeting or through doorways.
  • Items such as candles, incense and oil lamps are not allowed in academic buildings (See the University Open Flame Policy in the Resource Manual.)

If you have any questions about fire safety in your area, please contact the Fire and Life Safety Manager or 262-4008.

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Business Affairs Websites


Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Emergency Management
P.O. Box 32112
Boone, NC, 28608 USA
(828) 262-4008

Business Services Building
1039 State Farm Road
Boone, NC

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