Fire Emergency

If You Discover a fire you should pull the nearest fire alarm box on the floor; call 911 and Security. Be prepared to give the following information:

  • Specific condition (smoke, fire, etc.)
  • Specific location (building, floor, room)
  • Your name and location
  • Notify those in the immediate area of the danger.
  • Assist in removing any disabled person from the immediate area.
  • Follow the directions of Fire Wardens, Security Officers and Facilities.

Emergency Numbers

Yeshiva University Security

  • Wilf Campus - 212-960-5200
  • Beren Campus - 212-340-7460
  • Cardozo Law School - 212-790-0303

911 – EMS & NYPD Police Response

Program these important numbers into your cell phones in advance so they are readily available when needed.

When the evacuation alarm sounds - you must evacuate!!!!!!

It is a violation of New York State Law to fail to evacuate when the fire alarm is sounding. Always assume it is a real emergency and follow your evacuation procedures. It is unlawful for any person to prevent or order another person from evacuating or leaving the building when the alarm is sounding.

Know your Emergency Evacuation Route in advance. Also be prepared to use an alternate exit in case your primary route is obstructed. Plan how you would escape in case of a fire. Know your escape routes well enough to be able to make your way in the dark or in dense smoke.

  • Be aware that whenever the fire alarm sounds it may signal a very real emergency situation.
  • Remain calm and proceed to evacuate the area in an orderly manner. Do not rush, push or panic. Rely on planning and knowledge.
  • Assist disabled persons to evacuate the area. Be particularly aware of persons with sight or hearing disabilities.
  • If there is smoke, stay low, it will be easier to breathe.
  • Before opening any door, touch the door with the back of your hand. Do not open a door that is warm or hot.
  • Close doors behind you to prevent fire spread, but make sure that you can reopen them if you need to retreat.
Listen for Instructions From:
  • Fire Wardens
  • Security Officers
  • Facilities Personnel
  • Other Faculty & Staff

Fire Extinguishers  

Fire extinguishers are located on every floor inside each fire stair should be used to extinguish small fires only. Ensure that you have a clear escape route before using an extinguisher. An easy way to remember how to use a fire extinguisher is to remember the acronym PASS, which stands for Pull, Aim, Squeeze and Sweep.

  • PULL the pin. This will allow you to discharge the extinguisher.
  • AIM at the base of the fire. If you aim at the flames, the extinguishing agent will fly right through. You want to hit the fuel.
  • SQUEEZE the top handle lever. This depresses a button that releases the pressurized extinguishing agent.
  • SWEEP from side to side until the fire is completely out. Start using the extinguisher from a safe distance away, and then move forward. Once the fire is out, keep an eye on the area in case it re-ignites.

Fire wardens

Fire Wardens are designated by the Security Department as the primary point of contact with occupants in a particular building. Some of the duties of the Wardens are:

  • Assist in the orderly evacuation of the building. (Pursuant to NYFD Fire Code and NYS Education Law Section 807 ‑ Fire Drills).
  • Assist in identifying hazards and communicating repair needs to the appropriate campus authority.
  • Conduct building specific training and drills in conjunction with campus authorities.

Evacuation Routes

The following is a listing of Yeshiva University buildings and emergency evacuation routes from various locations in each building.

Know your escape route in advance. Also be prepared to use an alternate exit in case your primary route is obstructed. Plan how you would escape in case of a fire. Know your escape routes well enough to be able to make your way in the dark or in dense smoke. Once you have evacuated you should proceed away from the building and listen for instructions from your Fire Wardens and Security Officers.

Below are the fire exits/stairs for the various buildings:

Wilf Campus

Complete evacuation is required for all buildings on the Wilf campus. When the emergency alarm sounds, stop whatever you are doing and exit your building as quickly and calmly as possible. Use the nearest fire exit and evacuate to the street. Max Stern Gym and Cafeteria will be used as an evacuation reassembly location during inclement weather unless otherwise directed by security.

Below are the fire exits/stairs for the various buildings:

Furst Hall 

Stairs

Location

Serves Floors

Re-entry

"A"

North West

Bsmt-5th Floor -Roof Access

All floors

"B"

Elevator Lobbies

2nd -5th Floor -Roof Access

2nd -5th Floor - 1st Fl Outside Terrace

"C"

North East

Bsmt-5th Floor - Roof Access

All floors - 1st Fl Outside Terrace

Belfer Hall

Stairs

Location

Serves Floors

Re-entry

“A”

Elevator Lobbies

Southwest Corner

1 – 18

Roof Access

All Floors

“B”

Freight Elevator

Northeast Corner

Basement – 18

Roof & Street Access

All Floors

Loading Dock - Laurel Hill Terrace

“C”

Elevator Lobbies

Southwest Corner

Cellar – Basement

Street Access

Cellar

Amsterdam Ave

“D”

Freight Elevator

Northeast Corner

Cellar – Basement

Street Access

All Floors

Loading Dock - Laurel Hill Terrace

Zysman Hall

Stairs

Location

Serves Floors

Re-entry

"A"

SouthEast corner of Zysman Hall 186th St

Basement - 5th Floor

Roof Access

All Floors

"B"

Center Elevator Bank

Basement - 4th Floor

All Floors

"C"

NorthEast corner of  Zysman Hall 187th St

Basement – 5th Floor

Roof Access

All Floors

"D"

SouthEast corner of Muss Hall

Basement – 5th Floor

Roof Access

All Floors

"E"

Center of Muss Hall

1st Floor – 5th Floor

All Floors

"F"

SouthWest corner of Muss Hall Connected to Zysman Hall

4th Floor – 5th Floor

4th Fl of Zysman Hall  to 5th Floor of Muss Hall

"G"

SouthEast corner of Muss Hall Connected to Zysman Hall

4th Floor – 5th Floor

4th Fl of Zysman Hall  to 5th Floor of Muss Hall

"H"

Klein Hall by

Men’s room

Basement - 1st Floor

Basement of Muss Hall to

1st Floor of Klein Hall

Glueck Center

Stairs

Location

Serves Floors

Re-entry

"A"

Elevator Lobbies

Cellar - 6th Fl

Roof Access

All Floors

"B"

Southwest Corner

Cellar - 6th Fl

185th Street Side Emergency Exit

All Floors

Rubin Hall & Max Stern Gymnasium

Stairs

Location

Serves Floors

Re-entry

"A"

Northeast

7th Floor - 1st Floor 

Roof Access

All Floors

"B"

Northwest

7th Fl - Tenzer Garden

Roof Access

7th Floor - 2nd Floor

"C"

Northeast

1st - Basement

1st Floor - Basement

"D"

Rear of Fitness Center

1st - Basement

1st Floor - Laurel Hill Terrace

"E"

Rear of Kitchen

Tenzer Garden - Basement

Tenzer Garden - Basement

Schottenstein Center

Stairs

Location

Serves Floors

Re-entry

"A"

Northwest Corner

Basement - 3rd Floor

Roof Access

All Floors

"B"

Northeast Corner

1st Floor - Pent House

Roof Access

All Floors

Gottesman Library

Stairs

Location

Serves Floors

Re-entry

"A"

Center of Building

2, 2A, 3, 3A, 5, 5A

Interior Stairs Listed

"B"

South East

Cellar – 6th Floor - Roof Access

All Floors

"C"

South West

Cellar – 5A Floor

Secondary Roof Access

All Floors

"D"

North East

Cellar – Ground Floor

Street Access

186th Street, Ground Level

Basement & Cellar

"E"

North West

Cellar – Ground Floor

Street Access

186th Street, Ground Level

Basement & Cellar

Strenger Hall

Stairs

Location

Serves Floors

Re-entry

"A"

Southeast Corner

Basement - 4th Floor

Roof Access

All Floors

"B"

Southwest Corner

1st Floor - 4th Floor

Roof Access

All Floors

Beren Campus

Complete evacuation is required for all buildings on the Beren Campus. When the emergency alarm sounds, stop whatever you are doing and exit your building as quickly and calmly as possible. Use the nearest fire exit and evacuate to the street. All exits are clearly marked with letters. Either 215 Lexington Ave or 245 Lexington Ave can be used as an evacuation reassembly location during inclement weather or if directed by security.

Fire exits/stairs for the Beren Midtown Campus:

Stanton Hall – 245 & 253 Lexington Ave

Stairs

Location

Serves Floors

Re-entry

“A”

South East

2nd to 11th & Roof Access

All Floors

“B”

South West

1st to 11th & Roof Access

All Floors

“C”

North East

1st to 5th & Roof Access

All Floors

“D”

North East

Fire Escape - 1st to 5th

Re-entry on 1

215 Lexington Ave

Stairs

Location

Serves Floors

Re-entry

“Y”

North East

1st to 8th

All Floors when in session

“Z”

South East

Fire Tower - 1st to 8th

None

Cardozo Law

The Cardozo School of Law is located at 55 Fifth Ave. When the emergency alarm sounds, stop whatever you are doing and exit your building as quickly and calmly as possible. Use the nearest fire exit and evacuate to the street.

Fire exits/stairs for Cardozo Law

55 Fifth Ave

Stairs

Location

Serves Floors

Re-entry

“A”

North

Cellar to 11th

All Floors

“B”

East

Cellar to 11th

All Floors

“C”

East

2nd to 11th

Fire Escape - All Floors

“D”

North East

2nd to 11th

Fire Escape - All Floors