If there is a fire in your area, follow these guidelines: Fire icon

  1. If you discover a fire or smoke, leave the area and pull the fire alarm. From a safe location, call College Safety and Security Services at 6911 or 704.330.6911 from a non-campus phone to report the fire.
  2. If you are able to safely extinguish the fire, do so only
    if you have been properly trained. Make sure that you have a safe exit from the fire area.
  3. Evacuate the building as soon as the alarm sounds and proceed to the designated assembly area. Take personal belongings with you.
  4. On your way out, warn others nearby.
  5. Move away from fire and smoke. Close doors and windows if time permits.
  6. Touch closed doors. Do not open them if they are hot.
  7. Use stairs only. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS.
  8. Move at least 300 feet from the building and go to your building’s designated assembly area.
  9. Do not re-enter the building or work area until you have been instructed to do so by College Safety and Security Services, Building Captain or emergency response personnel.

If there is a fire in your building:
Evacuate immediately following the fire exit plan posted in your area.
Designated Assembly Areas:

  • Central Campus designated assembly areas include:
    1. All CPCC parking facilities.
    2. The Quad.
  • Cato, Harper, Harris, Levine and Merancas: Designated assembly areas are the parking lots.