Fire Procedures

In the event of a fire, it's important that you know what to do. Keep these tips in mind.

If you discover a fire, smoky condition, or explosion

  • Pull the nearest fire alarm/pull station. This will notify the Boston Fire Department that there is a fire in the building. Fire alarm pull stations are located next to the interior stairwell doors.
  • Walk to the nearest stairway or exit and leave the building. Do not use elevators during a fire.

A note on fire extinguishers

Fire extinguishers should be used by trained personnel only. Safely exiting a building should be your first priority.

If you see someone whose clothing is on fire

  • Roll the person around on the floor, smother the flames with a fire blanket, or drench them with water if a safety shower is immediately available.
  • Pull the nearest fire alarm/pull station. This will notify the Boston Fire Department that there is a fire in the building. Fire alarm pull stations are located next to the interior stairwell doors.
  • To get medical help, first, dial 9-911 from a campus phone (911 from a non-campus phone). Then, notify Suffolk University Police at extension 8111 or 617-573-8111 that you have called for an ambulance and provide the location of the medical emergency. Suffolk University Police will direct the EMTs to the right place and offer onsite help, too.