Fire Emergency (Evacuate)

Evacuation Procedures

  • If the building fire alarm is activated, immediately evacuate the building.
  • Proceed to the nearest exit (NEVER use the elevator), closing doors as you exit.
  • Continue down the stairs and exit the building.
  • Do not re-enter building until authorized by emergency responders or Public Safety personnel.


If unable to evacuate:

  • Call Public Safety at 212-854-5555. Give name, exact location inside the building and the nature of the condition.
  • Close door and seal cracks to prevent smoke from entering.
  • If possible, open window at top and bottom; never break the window, as if copious smoke enters the window you should be ready to close it again.
  • If the air at the window is clear, stay at window breathing the fresh air as it enters.
  • Signal for help so that emergency responders can see your location.