stop fire before it starts

Personal responsibility plays a major role in fire safety. All members of the campus community should be familiar with their residence hall, classroom, lab or office exits, as well as proper steps for preventing and responding to a fire emergency.

Fire prevention tips

Like any other emergency, a fire can break out suddenly and without warning. Many fires, however, are preventable and can be stopped (before they start). Observe Fire Prevention Week this October and take the time to review these fire prevention tips, some especially for college students.

College fire survival

Even if you can't stop it before it starts, you can still survive a fire incident in your building. Find out how much you know about fire situations, escape strategies and safety tips: visit igot2kno.org's College Fire Survival quiz and resources.

Residence hall guidelines

Abiding by fire safety guidelines in residence halls not only ensures a resident's safety, but also the well-being of other residents and property in a building. Take a minute to read residence halls fire safety guidelines.

Emergency reporting and procedures

Emergencies can occur without notice anytime, anywhere. In coordination with area first-responders and university administration, the Office of Emergency Management has established sets of procedures to help students, faculty and staff respond quickly and appropriately to emergency situations. Learn how to respond in an emergency.

Students in a Classroom

evacuation plan »

In case of an emergency, Case Western Reserve University may lock down campus or will advise the community to shelter in place or evacuate. Knowing your class, lab or office ecacuation procedures is paramount.

»Review campus evacuation guidelines