Important Phone Numbers
Campus Police x5555
Poison Control 800-222-1222
Fire Safety & Emergency Evacuations
At Wellesley College we all have responsibility for fire and life safety. An important part of each person’s responsibility is being familiar with your surroundings and following these guidelines to ensure the safe and timely evacuation of all building occupants during a man-made or natural emergency:
Locate the two exits from your office. Count the number of doors between your office and the exits. This can assist you during an emergency evacuation.
Know where the fire alarm pull stations on your floor are so they may be activated in the event of a potential life-threatening emergency.
Do not block fire extinguishers and other fire safety equipment – maintain these areas for quick and easy access at all times.
Keep egress paths clear - this includes hallways and stairwells. Do not store furniture, file cabinets, etc in these areas.
- Ensure that fire doors are kept closed at all times. If you find them open remove wedges or other items keeping them open.
Handout - What Staff & Students Should Know about Building Evacuations
For Students in Residence Halls
Emergency Evacuation Floor Plans for Residence Halls (contact EHS x 3882)
Handout - What Students Should Know about Building Evacuations
Bi-Weekly Inspection Forms for Fire Chiefs
The Michael H. Minger Foundation - provides a series of online videos a "Guide to Teaching Fire Safety to Students with Disabilities"
Important Information for Everyone
Fire Extinguishers - OSHA's Extinguisher Basics
The NFPA Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities was developed in response to the emphasis that has been placed on the need to properly address the emergency procedure needs of the disability community. This Guide addresses the needs, criteria, and minimum information necessary to integrate the proper planning components for the disabled community into a comprehensive evacuation planning strategy. This Guide is available to everyone in a free, downloadable format from the NFPA website at www.nfpa.org.
OSHA Information on Fire Safety
Campus Fire Watch. An Electronic Newsletter providing key fire safety information specific to college & university campuses.
National Safety Council. Fact Sheet on Home Fire Prevention and Preparednes.