Responding to a Fire or Fire Alarm

  • Use a fire extinguisher only if you can do so safely.
  • Pull the fire alarm and evacuate.
  • Do not use the elevators.
  • If you require assistance to evacuate, call Campus Safety at 416-978-2222.
  • Keep clear of fire routes, hydrant areas and walkways used for emergency vehicles and personnel.
  • Do not return to an evacuated building unless directed to do so by emergency response personnel.

Elevator Entrapments

  • Press the phone symbol (PH) emergency button on the elevator panel to connect with Campus Safety or call them at 416-978-2222.
  • Do not force open the elevator door.
  • Do not exit from the elevator if it is not at the floor level.
  • If you or an individual has accessibility concerns impacted by an elevator outage, contact Campus Safety at 416-978-2222.
    • This includes if the outage has resulted in you, or another member of the community being stranded in a building.
    • Campus Safety will dispatch emergency personnel to assist.

Important Contacts

Emergency: 911

Campus Safety (Emergency)
St. George/UTSC: 416-978-2222
UTM: 905-569-4333

Campus Safety (Non-Emergency)
St. George: 416-978-2323
UTSC: 416-287-7398
UTM: 905-828-5200


  • During any fire alarm it is mandatory for all impacted University buildings to be evacuated.
  • Any fire alarm activation automatically notifies Campus Safety through electronic monitoring. 911 dispatch is notified immediately and provided with all required information. Campus Safety and U of T Fire Prevention are dispatched to the scene. 
  • If you discover a fire and call 911 instead of pulling an alarm, it doesn’t alert other occupants inside of the building and won’t inform U of T responders.
  • Report all fires, no matter how small, to Campus Safety at 416-978-2222.

Other Incident Response Guides

Active Attacker
Medical Emergencies
Suspicious Packages
Cyber Incidents
Gas Leak
Power Outages
Civil Disturbances
Extreme Weather