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Police / Fire / Medical / Suspicious Behavior: 716-645-2222Police: 716-645-2222
Non-emergency hazardous material concerns: 716-829-3301

When calling the police:

  • Give your name, location and phone number.
  • Describe what happened.
  • Do not hang up until asked.
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Fire on Campus

Building Occupant Action Plan for an Observed Fire

Rescue - Announce - Contain - Escape (RACE)


FEMA Campus Fire Safey Tips
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  • Rescue yourself first
  • Without placing yourself at risk, assist other people from the fire area
  • Notify Emergency Responders of person in need of assistance in the building


  • Alert everyone in the area of the fire
  • Activate nearest fire alarm pull station
  • From a safe area, call campus police  716-645-2222
    • Type of fire
    • Location of fire
    • Additional needs
    • Location of people in need of assistance


  • Close doors behind you as you exit the building
    • Do not lock the doors


  • Follow exist signs to nearest exit
  • Check doorknobs and door for heat
    • If hot to touch use alternate route
    • If unable to escape, stay where you are, call University Police at 716-645-2222
    • State your location
    • If unable to use your phone, go to a window and gain the attention of a first responder