Report a Fire or Emergency on Campus

Instructions for reporting a fire or emergency on campus:

  1. Upon exiting, activate the nearest fire alarm
    1. This will alert building occupants that there is a fire.
    2. The alarm is connected to either University Facilities Management's Building Automation and Control Center or Kent State University Police Services. Upon notification at these department stations, the City of Kent Fire Department and Kent State University Police will be dispatched to the site.
  2. In some cases, emergency responders will not know details, therefore, once you evacuate to a safe location away from the fire, DIAL 9-1-1. If you are not sure the University Police have been notified, please call - two calls are better than none at all. Provide the following information:
    1. Building where the fire is located. This helps to confirm the original fire alarm signal or, if University Police have not received an alert, could possibly serve as the first notification.
    2. Floor number
    3. Room number
    4. Description of the fire
    5. Your name
    6. DO NOT hang up until you are instructed to do so by the emergency dispatch operator

If You Require Emergency Medical Assistance

DIAL 9-1-1 EMERGENCY. Kent State University Police dispatch will answer the call. Provide details of the medical emergency, including the following information:

  1. Name of the building
  2. Floor number
  3. Room number
  4. Your name
  5. Description of medical problem
  6. Do not hang up until you are instructed to do so by the emergency dispatch operator.