Fire

When the fire alarm is activated, EVACUATION IS MANDATORY

If you discover a fire:

  • Immediately activate the nearest fire alarm, located near the exit doors to:
    • Cullen Stairwells
    • Library Stairwells (L)
    • Neal Stairwells
    • Tower Stairwells (A & B)
  • Dial 8-911 from a campus phone (or 911 from a cell phone).
  • Notify Security at the Front Security Desk at (713) 646-1743.
  • Never use the elevators during a fire evacuation
  • Take personal belongings (keys, purses/wallets, etc.) with you and evacuate the building via the closest emergency exit stairwell (Exhibit B) after closing your door.
  • If you are not able to get down the stairs, call the Front Security Desk at (713) 646-1743 or 8-911 from a campus phone (or 911 from a cell phone) and give them your location.
  • Check stairwell for smoke and heat; if present, use an alternate stairwell.
  • Proceed to one of the designated Evacuation Assembly Points (EAP) as shown on the attached map (Exhibit A).
  • Wait for further instructions – never attempt to return to the campus area following an evacuation until instructed it is safe to do so by a designee of the College.

If you hear a fire alarm:

  • Take personal belongings (keys, purses/wallets, etc.) with you and evacuate the building via the closest emergency exit stairwell (Exhibit B) after closing your door.
    • If you are not able to get down the stairs,  call the Front Security Desk at (713) 646-1743 or 8-911 from a campus phone (or 911 from a cell phone) and give them your location.
  • Check stairwell for smoke and heat; if present, use an alternate stairwell.
  • Proceed to one of the designated Evacuation Assembly Points (EAP) as shown on the attached map (Exhibit A).
  • Wait for further instructions – never attempt to return to the campus area following an evacuation until instructed it is safe to do so by a designee of the College.

*numbers in bold denote on campus phone extension.