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Fire Safety / Extinguisher Training

The Emergency Services Training unit of the Rutgers Division of Administration & Public Safety provides Fire Safety and Fire Extinguisher training upon request.

Contact Information

For an Emergency
(Police, Fire, Medical)

Dial 9-1-1

Emergency Numbers
From a University Phone

Obtain an outside line, then dial 9-1-1

Non-Emergency Numbers
Rutgers University-Camden
Biomedical and Health Sciences at Newark
Rutgers University-Newark
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Get Emergency Alerts on Your Cell Phone
During emergencies, accurate information is important. Rutgers students, faculty and staff can receive up-to-date information conveniently via cell phone text message. To register, update your emergency-notification information (NetID Required).

Program the Alternate
Public Safety Numbers into Your Cellular Phone

Download a Printable Roster

Fire Safety Training

Rutgers Emergency Services provides a variety of Fire Safety Training to Faculty, Staff, and Students. Representatives from our Department can speak to your group on fire safety and hot work safety.

Please contact our training unit at 732-932-4875 to make arrangements for your department or email

Fire Extinguisher Training

University buildings are equipped with fire extinguishers in accordance with the requirements of the construction and/or fire safety codes. Students, Faculty and Staff are not expected to utilize these devices to fight fires due to the danger of their personal safety, the hazards associated with the products of combustion and the threat of spreading fire.

A fire extinguisher may be utilized to clear a safe path to an exit or "shoot your way out" of a building if you are trapped. Before using a fire extinguisher, you should know how to properly select and operate one. Please read the RU Fire Extinguisher Use Guide (PDF).

To request a departmental lecture and "hands on" extinguisher training session, please contact our Training Coordinator at 732-932-4875 or email

View our training video online