Emergency Procedures


UAF On Alert

The UAF On Alert website will offer access to current information about emergencies at UAF. During an emergency or crisis, information may be provided in several ways:

● Text messages to your cell phone via Rave Mobile Safety
● Alertus computer desktop message
● Alertus emergency alert beacons
● Loudspeakers
● Email
● Facebook: www.facebook.com/uafairbanks
● Twitter: www.twitter.com/uafairbanks
● UAF's online emergency information site: uafalert.alaska.edu
● Local news radio and/or television broadcasts
● Telephone text and voice messages
● Verbal updates from building coordinators
● UAF recorded hotline at 907-474-7UAF (7823)

Please visit the UAF on Alert site for information relating to emergencies, including evacuation procedures, hazardous materials, gas leaks, fumes, vapors, power outage, flooding, violence in the workplace/active shooter, fire, suspicious persons, suspicious object, bomb threats, medical emergencies, earthquakes, weather emergencies and campus advisories, and media inquiries.


Fire Alarms

In the event of a fire alarm or fire drill, all residents must evacuate the building, completely and immediately. Residents must remain outside, 100 yards away from the building in a designated area. Residents may not re-enter until the "all clear" signal has been given by the University Police Department, the University Fire Department, or Residence Life staff members. Interference with or noncompliance with emergency evacuation procedures in a residential community is prohibited. Residents must exit the building within three (3) minutes of the alarm sounding. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS. Please remember to dress quickly and appropriately for Alaskan weather.


Under federal law, you are required to follow these safety expectations:

● Immediately evacuate the building when a fire alarm is sounded.

● Do not re-enter any building during a fire alarm before receiving permission from Residence Life or public safety staff.

● Except in the case of a fire, do not under any circumstances tamper with fire equipment, or carry away or remove fire extinguishers/hoses from their mounts or storage boxes.

● Causing a false fire alarm affects the safety of every individual on this campus. In the event of a fire alarm, immediately go to your evacuation location:

● Cutler Apartment Complex: residents should head to the parking lot unless multiple blocks are on fire, in which case they should head toward MBS complex to keep warm.

● EFG: go to the closest parking lot to your building.

● Stevens, Nerland, & McIntosh: residents should head to the parking lot by Lola Tilly, 4A.

● Moore, Bartlett, & Skarland: if all buildings in the MBS complex have a fire alarm, residents should be moved across the street to the lawn directly across from MBS. If it is just one building and cold, residents should stand within the MBS lobby or in the vestibule if they need to stay warm.

● Wickersham: residents should go to the gold lot by Eielson.