A fire may include visible flames or strong odors of burning. The appropriate emergency action is for persons to:

  1. Evacuate the building quickly and safely
  • Notify the fire department by dialing 911 and notify the UA Little Rock Police Department at 569-3400.

    Immediate Action

    For the person discovering the fire:

    • Notify UA Little Rock Police Department.
    • Confine the fire by closing the doors.
    • Pull the fire alarm on the way out of the building, but do not spend time searching for the alarm. Get out of the building.
    • Call the fire department – DIAL 911.
    • Alert UA Little Rock Police Department and others.
    • Do not go back inside the building.

    For occupants of the building:

    • Close the doors to your immediate area.
    • EVACUATE the building via the nearest exit.
    • Assist others in exiting the building.
    • DO NOT use elevators.
    • Avoid smoke-filled areas.

    For persons evacuating from the immediate fire area:

    • Feel door from top to bottom; if it is hot, do not open.
    • If door is cool, crouch low and open the door slowly. Close the door quickly if smoke is present so you do not inhale it.
    • If no smoke is present, exit the building via the nearest stairwell or exit.
    • If you encounter heavy smoke in a stairwell, go back and try another stairwell.

    NOTE: For persons with mobility concerns, see Evacuation/Refuge for Persons with Disabilities

    Decision Maker(s)

    The fire department will control and make decisions at the scene of the fire in accordance with the incident command system. The fire department will decide when to turn control of the scene back to UA Little Rock Police Department.

    UA Little Rock Police Department in conjunction with Facilities Management will decide when to turn control of the scene back to the facility tenant(s).

    The fire department will make decisions regarding the control and abatement of the fire incident, and issuing or not issuing all clear for safe building re-entry and occupancy.

    At the discretion of the fire department Incident Commander, site control will be transferred to the appropriate university entity, e.g. DPS or the facility tenant(s).

    Subsequent Procedures/Information

    Depending on the nature and degree of the fire incident, other support agencies and university resource units may be brought in for service or assistance.