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If you see a fire:

  • Call the Fire Department (911 on campus or off), or
  • Call the Public Safety Emergency Number 212-772-4444 or extension 4444 from the 68th Street Campus, or
  • Pull the nearest fire alarm box.
  • Then:

Fire Emergency Procedures

  • Evacuate your area.
  • Close, but do not lock doors behind you.
  • Follow instructions transmitted over the public address system. In the MFA Building, you'll be notified by Public Safety officers.
  • Proceed to evacuate the building through designated exit areas.
  • Before entering any stairwell, touch the door with the palm of your hand. If it is warm or hot, do not enter the stairwell. Proceed to the next stairwell.
  • Walk downstairs; do not run. Do not panic. Remain calm.
  • When going down a stairwell, keep your head turned toward the center wall of the stairwell. This precaution will give more protection to your face and eyes in the event of an explosion.
  • It is dangerous to use elevators during an evacuation. Use elevators only when authorized to do so by the Fire Department.
  • When using the down escalators, make long and wide turns going from one escalator to the next escalator in order to prevent congestion.
  • When you are outside the building, move approximately 200 feet away from the entrance.
  • Public Safety will notify you when the building is safe, and then you may re-enter.
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