Emergency Phone Numbers

Emergency 911
University Police 1-3456

Facilities Management (7:00am – 5:00pm) 1-5201
Facilities After-Hours 1-3456

Office of Research Safety: 491-5581

Silverman Hall Address: 2170 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208-2850

Call & Calmly State

  • Your name
  • The building and room location of the emergency
  • The nature of the emergency – fire, chemical spill, etc.
  • Whether injuries have occurred
  • Hazards present which may affect responding emergency personnel
  • A phone number near the scene where you can be reached

After Hours Procedures (5:00pm – 7:00am Mon – Fri; Saturday & Sunday)

  1. Call University Police
  2. Call or Email both Tiffany Leighton Ozmina (cell: 917-348-7223) and Sheila Judge (cell: 708-309-1942).
  • In case of minor building emergencies (leaks, spills, etc.) outside of business hours on weekends and holidays, first contact University police (1-3456). They can make emergency contact with Facilities Management.
  • In the event of fire, hazardous materials release or other hazardous situations requiring emergency response ACTIVATE THE FIRE ALARM BY PULLING AN ALARM PULL STATION AND CALL UNIVERSITY POLICE.
  • Lab workers must receive training to distinguish between the types of spills they can handle on their own and those spills that are classified as “MAJOR”. Major spills dictate the need for outside help.

Building Emergency Contacts

Building Manager, Tiffany Leighton Ozmina: 847-467-2303 (work); 917-348-7223 (cell)
Alternate Building Manager, Sheila Judge: 847-491-5868 (work); 708-309-1942 (cell)
Department of Risk Management:

  • Safety: 1-3253
  • Claims Division: 1-5610
  • Workers Compensation: 1-5582

Emergency Procedures

Building Evacuation

  • Upon hearing the fire alarm or announcement begin evacuation procedures
  • Keep yourself and others calm
  • Quickly proceed outside the building (or to the announced “safe location”) using the planned evacuation route.
  • Close windows and doors as you leave.
  • Help those that need special assistance. (Insert plan for assisting disabled persons in the department)
  • Report immediately to the designated “safe area” located:
    • If evacuating from Silverman Hall, report to the south end of the Silverman Hall Parking lot, or if under construction, meet in the parking lot south of Annenberg Hall.
    • If evacuating from the first floor entrance within CAMI, Pancoe or Ryan Halls, report to the courtyard near Hogan Hall.
      • Check in with Tiffany Leighton Ozmina or Sheila Judge who will be taking a head count.
      • Wait for instructions from emergency response personnel. Do not re-enter the building until told it is safe to do so.

Building Safety Systems

The building at 2170 Campus Drive on Northwestern University, Evanston campus has the following safety systems:
Locate the emergency equipment in your area and know how to use it.

Alarms – The fire alarm system in the building is activated by manual pull stations, smoke or heat detectors or the activation of the sprinkler system. All alarms are immediately sent to UP. UP will notify Evanston Fire Department and they will investigate. Evacuation is required anytime the fire alarm system sounds.
Smoke and heat detectors – This will immediately activate the fire alarm system.
Automatic Sprinkler System – This will begin the extinguishment of the fire and immediately send an alarm to UP. Individual sprinkler heads will open only where the temperature reaches the prescribed setting. It is important that at least 18” of clearance be kept at all times below the line of sprinklers to allow proper water distribution over the fire. Sprinklers must never be painted and should be protected from being struck and damaged or broken off. Leaks or other problems with the automatic sprinkler system should be reported promptly to Facilities Management.
Emergency Lighting – This will aid in the evacuation in areas of corridors and stairways. A flashlight is recommended to aid in emergencies.
Fire Extinguishers – Only NU trained personnel should use fire extinguishers. Always notify UP, from a safe location, after using a fire extinguisher. Never block or obstruct extinguishers with furniture or equipment. See Emergency Evacuation Map.
Manual Alarm pull stations – Pull down to activate evacuation alarm. This will sound an alarm and immediately send an alarm signal to UP. After activating the alarm call UP, from a safe location, to provide additional information. Never block or obstruct these with furniture or equipment. See Emergency Evacuation Map.
First Aid Kit – For minor injuries not requiring medical attention.
There is a modest first aid kit in the CLP reception area (Room 3601) with band-aids, gauze, tape and antibiotic ointment.
Fire Doors- Must be kept shut at all times to provide a safe means of egress in stairways and corridors, unless releasing devices close doors upon alarm activation.