Fire Safety Information

Learn more about how to stay safe in a fire 

  • Know the location of emergency exits 
  • When you hear the fire alarm evacuate the building immediately, even if you believe it may be a false alarm 
  • Move well away from the doors of the building 
  • Failure to evacuate during a fire alarm will result in a $50 fine 
  • Do not prop open hallway doors which have automatic closing devices. Automatic closing doors are designed to prevent the spread of fire 

Initiating a false fire report or tampering with fire equipment is illegal, very dangerous and will result in criminal prosecution. 

Fire Safety Tips

  • Before opening a door, feel near the top for heat. If it is cool, open it slowly 
  • If smoke is present, close the door and use another route 
  • Always close the door behind you to limit the spread of fire and smoke 
  • If you must go through heat or heavy smoke, crawl on the floor because heat and smoke rise 
  • If you become trapped, stuff a sheet or jacket under the door to keep out the smoke 
  • Open a window and yell for help. If there is a phone, call Campus Safety at x 7225 

If a Fire Alarm Sounds

  1. Exit the building quickly, but do not run 
  2. Do not stop to collect valuables 
  3. Use normal exits if you can, but never use an elevator 
  4. You must exit the building and stay clear of all roadways 

Do not re-enter the building until you have been given permission by a Campus Safety officer or the Fire Department. 

Contact Us 

Report any suspicious activity immediately.  

Emergency situation (Staffed 24/7)
(914) 674-9999 or x9999

Non-emergency situation (Staffed 24/7)
Dobbs Ferry - (914) 674-7225

Non-emergency situation (Staffed during work hours)

  • Bronx - (718) 678-8983
  • Manhattan - (212) 615-3319
  • Yorktown - (914) 455-2174


  • The Department of Campus Safety is located in Main Hall 234 and is open 5 days a week from 9 am - 5pm. 
  • The Command Center in Founders Hall is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.