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Fire and Smoke


  • In an emergency dial 911, activate the building's nearest red fire alarm pull box, or use an outdoor emergency telephone, if outdoors.
  • In all cases of fire, Public Safety must be notified immediately after dialing 911!

All Campuses
and Centers

(631) 451-4242

  • Know locations of fire extinguishers, exits and alarm systems.
  • IMMEDIATELY evacuate all rooms and close doors. DO NOT LOCK DOORS!
  • An alarm means an emergency exists. Walk quickly to the nearest exit and alert others to do the same.
  • If possible, assist any physically challenged person in exiting the building. Physically challenged persons unable to exit from upper or lower floors should wait in the stairwell near a safe haven telephone; use the telephone to notify Public Safety of their location.
  • DO NOT USE ELEVATORS! Smoke is the greatest danger in a fire, so stay near the floor where the air is less toxic.
  • Once outside, move to a clear area at least 200 yards away from the affected building. Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrants and walkways clear.
  • DO NOT RETURN TO AN EVACUATED BUILDING unless told to do so by a College official or official authorities.

If you become trapped in a building during a fire and a window is available, place an article of clothing (shirt, coat, etc.) outside the window as a marker for rescue crews. If there is no window, stay near the floor where the air is less toxic. Shout at regular intervals to alert emergency crews of your location.DO NOT PANIC!