Responding to a fire: Dial 9-1-1   

  • Activate a pull box if the building alarm has not sounded.
  • Do not fight the fire.
  • Close the door to the room after exiting.
  • Exit the building using emergency exits and stairwells.
  • Do not use elevators.
  • Once outside, go to your building’s assembly area. Stay at least 150 feet from the building .
  • If there are any issues during the evacuation, seek out a building contact (administrative buildings) or R.A.//R.D (residential buildings) and report those issues to them. Building contacts can be identified by their florescent green safety vest with the words “building contact” on the back.
  • When it is safe to return to the building, building contacts will blow their whistles, using three short blows. This is the all-clear signal, indicating that it is safe to return to the building. University Police will provide the all-clear in the absence of a building contact at residential buildings.
  • If you are unable to evacuate the building, dial 911 with your location, then remain in the room, close the door to the room, and block the bottom of the door with a wet towel, if possible, to prevent smoke from entering.
  • If possible, identify your location by hanging clothing outside a window.
  • Keep low, where air is less toxic.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Michael Caraballo
Emergency Management Director
Phone: (518) 564-4950
Fax: (518) 564-7986