Fire safety

Once a year we conduct evacuation exercises in all residence halls. The following is a reminder of the correct conduct in emergency situations and an overview of the most commonly made mistakes.

  • Immediate evacuation

Do not stand around during evacuation. Stop your cooking, turn off the stove, close your window, and evacuate. If possible, alert your neighbors by shouting and knocking on their doors. Do not lock doors because the rescue team needs access to all the rooms in the emergency area to make sure there are no casualties. Always use the nearest and safest route to evacuate and make sure it is clear of smoke.

  • Warmer clothes in a cold season

Sometimes you have to wait outside for a while during a fire, so make sure you bring warm clothes with you so you would not freeze.

  • You must not enter a room full of smoke when evacuating

Do not enter a room or a hallway if you see smoke in there because this will endanger your life. Moreover, if you open the door to a room full of smoke, the incoming oxygen will fuel the fire. Smoke will also leak to rooms which were previously clear of it, therefore you will endanger everyone in the area.

  • Learn the evacuation routes of your residential hall

Get acquainted with all the information regarding fire safety and evacuation routes presented on the news board of your residential hall as well as our homepage. Fire safety is also explained in Annex 3 of the Residential Agreement.

  • If trapped inside, you must try to draw the attention of others

If you are unable to leave your room or flat because of smoke and/or fire, plug the door with a wet cloth or wet toilet paper. Then try to draw the attention of the people outside or call the hall personnel.

  • Follow the instructions of the rescue team, security officers, or the hall personnel

You may return to the building once the rescue team has declared it safe. If you arrive to the building while the alarm bells are ringing and residents are evacuating, wait outside. Do not enter the building.

You can see student residence’s evacuation schemes HERE.