About NCCU Academics Admissions Athletics Campus Life Giving Research

Fire, Smoke, and Explosion

All fires occurring on campus must be reported to NCCU Police, including those that have been extinguished.

Do not hesitate to activate a fire alarm if you discover smoke or fire.

In that situation:

  • Alert people in the immediate area of the fire, and evacuate the room.
  • Confine the fire by closing doors as you leave the room.
  • Activate a fire alarm by pulling on an alarm box.
  • Call 919-530-6106 or use an emergency blue light phone to report the location and size of the fire. Always call from a safe location.
  • Evacuate the building, using the Emergency Evacuation Plan.

Evacuation Procedure:

  • Do not use elevators to evacuate unless directed to do so by emergency responders.
  • Notify emergency responders of the location, nature, and size of the fire as soon as you are outside.
  • If you have been trained and it is safe to do so, you can attempt to put out a fire with a portable fire extinguisher. Attempt to extinguish only small fires, and make sure you have a clear escape path. If you have not been trained to use a fire extinguisher, you must evacuate the area.

If clothing is on fire:

  • Drop to the ground or floor, and roll to smother flames.
  • Drench with water from a safety shower or other source.
  • Seek medical attention for all burns and injuries.
NCCU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all programs and activities (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) in the University's educational programs and activities. For additional resources or to file a Title IX complaint, visit the NCCU's Title IX webpage.
© 2020 North Carolina Central University 1801 Fayetteville St., Durham, NC 27707