Fire Safety

All Colby facilities have state-of-the-art life safety systems including, but not limited to sprinkler systems, smoke detectors, heat detectors, pull stations, and locator enunciator panels. All systems are monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in the Department of Security dispatch center. If you discover a fire:

  • Sound the alarm. Know where the pull stations are in your building.
  • Call the emergency number ext. 5911.
  • Leave the building.

If you are in a burning building:

  • Go the nearest exit or stairs. Do not use the elevator.
  • Feel door handles. If hot, do not open the door. Try another exit or window.
  • If the exit is blocked, return to your room, close the door, open the window, and call for help.
  • If in a smoke-filled area, keep low to the floor to escape the smoke and heat.
  • Learn all the exits and the evacuation plans to your building.

Remember: DO NOT tamper with the fire alarms, smoke detectors, pull stations, or other fire safety equipment … they could save your life!