Fire

CALL CAMPUS POLICE / DISPATCH at:

  • Moorpark College: Police at (805) 378-1455
  • Oxnard College: Police at (805) 986-5805
  • Ventura College: Police at (805) 289-6486

What to do in the event of a fire:

  • Activate the fire alarm.
  • Never attempt to extinguish a fire larger than a wastebasket.
  • Using the appropriate type of extinguisher, work with another person to extinguish fire.
  • Always stay between the fire and a way out.
  • If the fire grows larger, alert others and evacuate.
  • Assist with the evacuation of injured or persons with disabilities. (See Evacuation of Disabled Students.)
  • DO NOT run. Walk carefully to avoid tripping.
  • DO NOT use elevators.
  • If caught in heavy smoke, crawl or stay near the floor while holding breath as much as possible. Breathe shallowly through nose and use blouse, shirt or jacket as a filter.
  • DO NOT re-enter the building until directed to do so by campus officials.
  • Proceed to the designated assembly area that is a safe distance from the building. (See Emergency Campus Map. MC | OC | VC)
  • All alarms should be taken seriously. If you hear a fire alarm, evacuate, unless told otherwise by a campus official.
Fire Extinguisher Instructions:
P - Pull safety pin
A - Aim at base of fire
S - Squeeze trigger
S - Sweep from side to side
Clothing Fire:
Do not run
Stop - Drop - Roll
Trapped in a Room:
Place (cloth material under door to prevent smoke from entering
Close as many doors as possible between you and the fire
Signal from windows, but do not break the glass