The University of Iowa

Emergency Information


In the event of a fire:

  • Call 911
  • Confine the fire by closing the doors.
  • Activate (pull) the nearest manual fire alarm.
  • Alert others in your area.

For occupants of the building

  • Close the doors to your immediate area.
  • EVACUATE the building via the nearest exit.
  • Assist others in exiting the building.
  • DO NOT use elevators.
  • Avoid smoke filled areas.

For persons evacuating from the immediate fire area:

  • Feel door from top to bottom. If it is hot DO NOT proceed; go back.
  • If door is cool, crouch low and open the door slowly.
  • Close door quickly if smoke is present so you do not inhale it.
  • If no smoke is present, exit the building via the nearest stairwell or exit.
  • If you encounter heavy smoke in a stairwell, go back and try another stairwell.