Planning for an Emergency

  • Plan ahead for a fire emergency. Know your emergency escape routes (at least two).
  • Walk through the exit routes so that you can find your way in thick smoke.
    • Note the corners, obstacles, doors, and hallways.
  • Learn the location of the fire extinguishers and alarm boxes.
  • Keep room exits and hallways clear of obstructions.
    • Call Physical Plant at x2247 for excess furniture.

Emergency Action

  • Pull the nearest alarm box and call (9) and 208-792-2815 (or 2815), if possible.
  • If you are able to extinguish the fire with a portable fire extinguisher, position yourself between the fire and an emergency exit to ensure your safety.
  • Evacuate immediately if you can not contain the fire.
    • Let the Fire Department handle the situation.


  • Exit quickly, even if you only suspect a fire.
    • Don't pause for belongings.
    • Make sure others are evacuating.
    • In a fire, seconds!
    • Security personnel will assist with the evacuation process.
  • Feel doors before opening.
    • If cool, open slowly and check conditions.
    • If hot, do not try; try alternate route.
  • Use the stairs, no elevators.
    • In a fire, elevators may be deadly, as they fill up with smoke and may stop operating.
  • In smoke, state low or crawl.
    • The best air is near the ground.
    • If possible, cover your nose and mouth with a we cloth.
  • Close doors behind you to prevent the fire/smoke from spreading.
Aerial view of the LCSC campus and MLH building

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Emergency Planning and Preparedness

This site is your resource for information on how you can plan and prepare for critical incidents on campus and learn what to do in the event of an emergency.

Emergency Planning and Preparedness