1 Regularly inspect your chapter house, dorm or apartment for fire hazards. If needed, ask your campus safety office or local fire department for assistance.
2 Install battery operated smoke alarms on every level of your chapter house. Maintain and routinely test smoke and fire alarm systems. Replace smoke alarm batteries at least every semester.
3 Create and update detailed floor plans of your building or home and make them available to emergency personnel and your brothers.
4 Post an evacuation plan and ensure that every brother is familiar with it.
5 Conduct fire drills and practice escape routes and evacuation plans. The best plans have two ways to get out of each room. If your secondary route is through a window, use an Underwriters Laboratory Inc. approved collapsible ladder for escape from upper story windows. (For more information regarding approved safe products, visit www.ul.com/consumers.)
6 Ensure that each member of your chapter knows how to properly operate a fire extinguisher.