University buildings are equipped with fire extinguishers
in accordance with the requirements of the construction
and/or fire safety codes. Students, Faculty and Staff
are not expected to utilize these devices to fight fires due
to the danger of their personal safety, which would result
from attempting to extinguish a fire, the hazards associated
with the products of combustion and the threat
of a spreading fire.
A fire extinguisher may be utilized to clear a safe path to
an exit or "shoot your way out" of a building if you are
trapped. Before using a fire extinguisher, you should
know how to properly select and operate one.