Emergency Information

Fire/Explosion

Pull the nearest fire alarm, call Lehigh University Police at 8-4200 (on-campus) or at (610) 758-4200 (off-campus).

What you should do during a fire:

  • STAY CALM.
  • Pull the nearest fire alarm, call Lehigh University Police at 8-4200 (on-campus) or at (610) 758-4200 (off-campus).
  • Give your name and location of the fire. Do not hang up until the police dispatcher tells you to do so.
  • Close the door to the room if the fire is contained there.
  • Leave the building immediately.
  • Inform others as you pass them to leave the building immediately.
  • Walk—don’t run—to the nearest exit.
  • Never use elevators—an elevator may become a trap.
  • Notify emergency personnel immediately if you, or someone you know, are in the building with a physical impairment, or you suspect someone may be trapped inside.
  • Once outside, move clear of the building (at least 500 feet), allowing others to exit. DO NOT return to the building until assured to do so by emergency personnel.

Fire/Explosion in a Laboratory

  • In the event of an explosion, IMMEDIATELY take cover under a table, desk, etc., which will provide cover from falling glass or debris.
  • Once it is safe to do so, call Lehigh University Police at 8-4200 (on-campus) or at (610) 758-4200 (off-campus) OR pull the fire alarm.
  • Relay the following information:
    • Your location
    • Cause of the explosion, if known
    • Area where explosion occurred
    • Injuries
  • Evacuate the area as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • Rely on the information provided by Lehigh University Police, who will investigate the emergency, determine the severity of the event and further determine what response is required.

Emergency Numbers

Lehigh University Police

(610) 758-4200

Bethlehem Police

9-911 (on campus)