Fire & Emergency

Fire and Emergency


If you discover a fire or smoke:

  • Activate the nearest fire alarm pull station.
  • Warn people in the vicinity.
  • Extinguish the fire only if you are sure you can safely do so.  Use appropriate fire extinguishers or fire hoses.  Always keep yourself; between the fire and the exit.
  • Leave the area, if there is any doubt about extinguishing the fire, closing any doors behind you.
  • Evacuate the building via the nearest safe exit.
  • Stand clear of the building once outside, and stand by for further instructions if appropriate.

The University has a Fire Warden system in place with designated staff in each building to assist in the evacuation when an alarm is sounded.


In the event of a medical or other emergency:

  • Call either 911 or 5000 University Security Emergency.  University Security will ensure the ambulance is dispatched, send University Security staff that are trained in First Aid, CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and escort the Emergency Health Services staff to the scene of the incident.
  • Give as much information as you can, including your name, telephone number, exact location, type of emergency and any other factors that could affect the safety of other.
  • Someone should stay with the injured person, if it is safe to do so to await assistance from University Security or Emergency Health Services.
  • If you call 911 and have given all the foregoing particulars, please also call University Security at 420-5000 to alert them of an emergency.

Mass Notification System: VIDEO LINK

  • Saint Mary’s University is committed to the health and safety of all students, faculty and staff with campus security offering a variety of safety, security and crime prevention initiatives.
  • One of the security measures is a mass notification system that allows faculty, staff and students across campus to be notified on an emergency situation. Controlled from the security desk in the McNally basement, the system can play a dozen pre-recorded messages in individual building or at a series of different locations. The messages can be played both inside and outside of buildings.
  • Please view the video on the right to understand what you should do in the event you hear a mass notification message while on campus

Fire Safety Plan

Fire Procedures, General Emergency, & Fire Warden Duties