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Fire and Emergency Procedure Overview

On discovering a fire:

  • Shout, FIRE, FIRE, FIRE to alert those nearby
  • Operate the nearest fire alarm

On hearing the evacuation (continuous) alarm:

  • Make safe any experiment or equipment
  • Leave the building by the nearest exit, do not use lifts
  • Move directly to the Assembly Point, using a safe external route

Assembly Points for the Trumpington Street Site are -

  • Coe Fen (Core opening times: Mon - Fri 08:00 (8am) - 17:00 (5pm))
  • Dept of Architecture car-park (out of hours, before 8:00am and after 5pm, all weekend)
NOTE: The Royal Cambridge Hotel carpark will no longer be used as an assembly point as of Monday 27th January 2020.
For Electrical Engineering Building -
  • rear car park and grassy area next to the Computer Laboratory opposite front entrance

For IfM (Alan Reece Building) -

  • car park opposite main entrance

For Civil Engineering Building -

  • grassy area opposite the main entrance to the building, between Electrical Engineering and UIS buildings

For Whittle Laboratory -

  • car park

For Schofield Centre-

  • grass verge beside access road

Report details of any fire or incident to the Fire Marshal, Security or Fire Brigade (once on site) and await further instructions


  • Wait for someone to tell you to get out
  • Walk through a building as a short-cut to the Assembly Point
  • Re-enter any buildings until instructed to do so
  • Stand in any roadway or beside reception as this will hinder access by the Fire Service

On hearing the standby (intermittent alarm - Trumpington Street):

  • Make safe any experiment
  • Be prepared to leave upon hearing the evacuation (continuous) alarm


The Department of Architecture car park is under the building opposite Reception (Main Site).

Fire Wardens may assist and direct evacuation, your co-operation is appreciated.

Click here to see the full Fire and Emergency Procedure.

Safety Office Contact Details





Inglis Building

Main Site

Trumpington Street

Cambridge CB2 1PZ


Gary Steele

Department Safety Officer

Tel: 01223 (3)32740


Steve Wickens

Department Safety Coordinator

Tel: 01223 (7)61455


Matt Greenhalgh

Department Fire Officer

Tel: 01223 (3)32765