majority of buildings on campus are equipped with alarm systems, including
pull boxes, smoke detectors, fire doors, and/or fire-warning
alarms. These systems report directly to the Middletown Fire
Department, which is located on Cross Street. Once a system
has been activated, the Middletown Fire Department will respond
directly to that building. In case of an alarm in any of
Wesleyan's buildings, occupants should immediately leave the
building. Do no re-enter until Public Safety or the Fire
Department authorizes it.
residence halls, fire-protection systems include sensitive smoke
detectors, which will activate the system at the slightest
touch. Each individual student residence hall room is also
equipped with a local smoke detector similar to those in many
homes. These detectors activate locally and do not report to
the local fire department.
inspections of the University facilities and equipment are
conducted to locate and eliminate any fire hazards. We
request that you report any fire hazards to Public Safety
report a fire in a University building:
the pull station or pull box;
the building; and
out the fire with an extinguisher if possible without
jeopardizing your own safety and call Public Safety.
extinguisher use: The mnemonic P-A-S-S can be used to assist
in the operation of a fire extinguisher
= Pull. Pull the pin. some units require releasing of
a lock or stop latch by pressing a lever.
= Aim. Aim the extinguisher nozzle.
= Squeeze. Squeeze or pull/press the handle.
= Sweep. Sweep the nozzle from side to side at the base of
the fire until it is out. If it does not respond
immediately, leave the area and call for help.
fires, even if burned out prior to discovery, must be reported to
the Office of Public Safety at 685-3333 or on-campus extension
3333 and to the Middletown Fire Department.