What to do when an Alarm Sounds

When a fire alarm device is activated, audible fire alarm horns will sound and visual fire alarm strobe lights will flash.  This signals the report of an emergency in the building.  Building Evacuation Must Begin Immediately.

New York State Office Of Fire Protection And Control (OFPC) And New York State Law Requires All Occupants To Evacuate Buildings When A Fire Alarm Is Activated, Whether It Is A Drill Or Not.


Additionally, the fire alarm automatically sends a signal to the central monitoring station at the University Police department who then in turn notifies the Village of Potsdam Fire Department indicating there is a fire in the building.