Fire Information

Fire Alarms

The fire alarms are located in the stairways and in some hallways. To activate, pull out the center lever. The alarms do not start ringing immediately, there is a small time delay but evacuate promptly to the nearest stairway. Never use the elevators during a fire.

Fire Extinguishers

Stewart Building rooms equipped with a fire extinguisher:

  • West wing: Undergoing renovations
  • North wing: N2/1, N3/1, N3/4, N3/5, N3/11, N3/12, N3/13, N3/14, N3/15, N3/17, N3/20, N4/2 (3x), N4/2D, N4/3, N4/3A, N4/5, N4/7, N4/8, N5 hallway (2X), N5/2, N5/10C, N5/12, N5/14, N5/16, N5/17, N6/10, N6/14, N6/15, N6/20
  • South block: S4/111, S4/119, South block hallways and loading dock.


  1. Remove the pin: twist it free of the plastic string and pull it out
  2. Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire
  3. Keeping your hands off the black cone (it gets very cold), press the lever
  4. When finished, bring the extinguisher to the porter in the main lobby to get refilled

Duties for Fire Monitors & Searchers

The Stewart building has a team of fire monitors who have different assigned duties: Exit Monitor, Floor Searcher Monitor and Outside Monitor. The details are distributed to the Fire Evacation Team once they are formed. The list is revised on a yearly basis, before the start of the Fall session.