Thomas Jefferson University

Fire Safety Information

Jefferson Employees and Students must follow the Code Red Procedures when the fire alarm activates in the building.

1) Follow R.A.C.E.

R:  Rescue anyone who from immediate danger.
A:  Alarm by pulling the closest fire alarm pull station, Call x811/77, and all off site
       locations call 911.
C:  Confine the fire and smoke by closing doors
E:  Evacuate away from smoke and heat
     Extinguish the fire using a fire extinguisher if life safety is threatened, the fire is small,
     and you have a clear path to esacpe.

2) If you have to use a Fire Extinguisher, follow PASS

  • Pull the pin
  • Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire
  • Squeeze the handle of the fire extinguisher
  •  Sweep side-to-side with the nozzle until the fires is out or the extinguisher stops

3) Fire Safety Tips:

  • No Smoking on any Jefferson Campus!
  • Do Not tamper with any smoke detectors or Sprinkler Heads
  • Keep combustibles away from heat sources and don't overload electrical outlets, extension cords, and power strips
  • Know where your exits and stair towers are in your building
  • The majority of Jefferson Buildings are fully sprinkled, and all have addressable fire alarms that are monitored 24 hours a day

If you have any questions or concerns, call EH&S at 215-503-6260