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Emergency Evacuation

In the event of a fire, fire alarm or other emergency, the safe, orderly and prompt evacuation of building occupants is our number 1 priority.

Please follow the guidelines below:

If there is a fire or fire alarm:  

  • If you discover a fire or smoke condition, sound the building fire alarm by activating the nearest pull station and call University Police at (631) 632-3333.
  • Exit quickly and calmly
  • Know two ways out of your building.
  • When leaving your room close the door behind you.
  • Never attempt to re-enter the building until the “All Clear” is given.
  • Do not use the elevators, use the stairs.
  • Avoid using a cell phone or other electronic device during evacuation.
  • Avoid congregating in the stairwells causing congestion
  • Move at least 25 feet away from the building
  • Listen for instructions from Safety Wardens, Fire Marshals or UPD

If you are unable to evacuate due to a temporary or permanent disability:

  • Proceed to the nearest stairwell or area of refuge.
  • Position yourself so as not to block or impede the pedestrian flow or stairwell access
  • Ask a colleague/friend to remain with you.
  • Contact University Police (631)632-3333 and advise them of your location
  • Remain there until emergency personnel evacuate you or the “All Clear” is given.

o     Note : Emergency personnel will only come to your location if it is deemed necessary to evacuate you.

Is the door hot?

  • Before opening a door, feel the door, door knob and frame.  
  • If any feel hot, don't open it! If cool, open the door and evacuate.  
  • If you encounter smoke while evacuating, crawl or get as low as you can.

I f you can't evacuate due to smoke and/or fire:

  • Close all doors between you and the smoke/fire.
  • Stuff towels or clothing around doors to try to keep the smoke out.
  • Call University Police at (631) 632-3333 or 333 and notify them of your location.
  • While waiting for rescuers, signal from a window by hanging clothes out the window, waving an object or shouting. 

Fire Drills and Evacuation Safety Guide