Fire Safety

Fire Safety


John Jay has taken the appropriate planning and training to be ready and able to react quickly to fire and other emergency situations that may occur. John Jay currently conducts multiple fire drills each semester. These drills have reinforced our confidence that we can fully evacuate the buildings quickly and in an orderly fashion. Fire wardens have been designated to ensure evacuation of the part of the building they are responsible for.

Haaren Hall Building
There are Fire Wardens assigned to each floor of the building.

New Building

There are Fire Wardens assigned to each floor of the building.

North Hall Building
In the event of an alarm condition in the North Hall building, we advise all occupants of the building to immediately evacuate and move 500 feet from the building upon exiting.

There are Fire Wardens assigned to each floor of the building.

Westport Building
There are Fire Wardens assigned to each floor of the building.

Macaulay Honors College

New Yorker Hotel
481 8th Avenue New York, NY 10001
(212) 971-0101
In the event of an emergency, follow the instructions of Hotel Security.




You are not expected or required to use a fire extinguisher to put out a fire. If you feel comfortable putting out a small fire, the following are steps on how to use a fire extinguisher:

  • Pull the pin of the extinguisher
  • Aim at the base of the fire
  • Squeeze the handle of the extinguisher
  • Sweep the extinguisher hose side to side

Always fight the fire with your back to an exit.


John Jay’s Accessibility Services provides comprehensive access to support services and programs for undergraduate and graduate students with hearing and visual impairments, mobility impairments, learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders, chronic illnesses and psychological impairments. To learn more about what defines a disability, click here. It is John Jay College's responsibility to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to services and are not discriminated against because of a disability.

Students needing assistance can seek accommodations from the Office of Accessibility Services through the Accessibility Services Director Dana Trimboli at and 212-237-8031, NB office L.66. Students may also consult with the Title IX Coordinator Silvia Montalban regarding this policy at and 646-557-4409.

Employees, faculty and visitors can notify Public Safety that they may require assistance during an emergency. Please call 212-237-8524. Inform us of where you will be working or visiting upon your arrival.

The Department of Public Safety routinely provides education regarding building safety, including safe evacuation, in conjunction with Office of Student Accessibility Services.

NFPA Information:

More than 43 million Americans have a disability. The identity of the group of Americans with disabilities is constantly changing — at any moment we ourselves could become part of this group, for maybe a short time or maybe for a long time. NFPA has long been involved with developing strategies and fire safety educational materials for people with disabilities. Please download and use any of the free educational materials they have developed for people with disabilities, friends and families, and workplaces, schools and communities. You can also subscribe to their free quarterly newsletter to keep you up-to-date on news and issues on this important topic.