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Classroom Emergency Procedures Guidelines

This guideline briefly outlines emergency procedures that faculty, graduate students, teaching assistants and staff should review with class attendees during the first class meeting.

Identify and point out the locations of:

  • Exits – Pull Stations – Fire Extinguishers
  • Telephones
  • Electrical breaker panels and emergency on/off switches (if applicable)
  • Emergency eye wash stations and safety shower (if applicable)
  • Designated emergency gathering point*
  • Emergency procedures flip chart

If you discover fire:

  • Sound alarm manually if it has not already been activated
  • Call 911 or ensure someone calls 911 if you choose to fight the fire
  • 911 call from cell phone will connect with Phoenix Police dispatch center
  • Be sure to let dispatcher know which ASU Campus you are calling from
  • Use the nearest fire extinguisher if you are trained and competent in the usage
  • If you choose to fight the fire, do so without putting yourself or anyone else at risk
  • Keep yourself between the exit and the fire

When calling 911 have the following information available:

Arizona State University

  • Arizona Biomedical Collaborative, 425 N 5th Street,Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Arizona Center, 455 N 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ  85004
  • Beus Center for Law and Society, 111 E Taylor Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Collaboratory on Central (Westward Ho), 618 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Cronkite Building, 555 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Health North Building, 550 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Health South Building, 500 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Mercado Building
    • A) 641 E Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ
    • B) 541 W Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ
    • C) 502 E Monroe, Phoenix, AZ
    • D) 542 E Monroe, Phoenix, AZ
    • E) 602 E Monroe, Phoenix, AZ
    • F) 642 East Monroe, Phoenix, AZ
  • Post Office, 522 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Sun Devil Fitness Complex, 350 N 1st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003
  • University Center Building, 411 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Floor and Room Number
Type of Emergency 

The activation of a pull station should be followed-up with a call to 911 from a safe location. Any emergency warrants a call to 911, even if you think another person may have called. Specify whether you need police, medical, or fire assistance.

If the alarm sounds:

  • Stop what you are doing
  • Secure any dangerous activity
  • Assist persons with special exiting needs
  • Leave the building immediately by the nearest and safest exit
  • Do not use elevators
  • Do not re-enter the building if the alarm stops—wait until the “All Clear” has been given by the local fire department or campus police services

If the emergency involves an unconscious or injured person, ensure there is:

  • No danger to yourself or the victim
  • Do not remove the victim unless their life is endangered by staying in the current location
  • Call 911 and remain with the victim until help arrives

Report the events of the emergency to your supervisor or department head as soon as you can do so safely.

*A designated emergency gathering point is a predetermined location that is a safe distance from the building. Be prepared to relocate if wind direction or fire location presents problems.

**Emergency Procedures Flip Charts are available from the ASU Department of Public Safety Main (480) 965-3456, East (480) 727-3456, and West (602) 543-3456. Please review the flip chart upon receipt for ease of use in case of an emergency.

For additional information, contact ASU Environmental Health & Safety at (480) 965-1823 or at EHS@asu.edu.

Last revised by Lisa Grabarec on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 12:28pm