Safety and Emergency Procedures

Students should reference the LMU Health/Safety and Critical Incident Response Procedures located at

Emergency Fire Response

The University Campus Police and Security staff responds 24 hours-a-day to any fire alarm or report of burning odors; however, fire alarms alone do not ensure any person’s safety unless that person knows how to safely exit a building when the fire alarm sounds.

Fire Drill Procedures: Classrooms and Other Facilities

In case of fire, either the smoke detectors or fire alarms will sound. Students, faculty and staff should do the following:

  1. In an orderly fashion, exit the building, staying low to avoid smoke inhalation.
  2. If the fire alarm has not been activated, pull the closest fire alarm when exiting the building. (If the fire alarm has already been activated, there is no need to pull a second alarm.)
  3. Familiarize yourself with the layout of the building. Escape routes are posted throughout buildings in areas easily accessible to everyone.
  4. If you are the last person to exit a classroom or office, close the door, reducing the fire’s spread and damage.
  5. After exiting, meet in a designated rally point to be accounted for. Under no circumstances should you reenter a burning building!
  6. To prevent personal endangerment and obstruction of emergency responders and equipment, do not leave the assigned areas until cleared to do so by your Area Leader.

In the case of a drill, please note the sooner everyone is out, the more quickly the all clear can occur and activities can return to normal.