If a fire occurs in a Marquette University building, community members should immediately notify Public Safety at (414) 288-1911. Public Safety will initiate a response, as the department can summon the fire department quickly and provide detailed directions to the location. If a member of the Marquette community finds evidence of a fire that has been extinguished, and the person is not sure whether Public Safety has already responded, the community member should immediately notify Public Safety to investigate and document the incident.

Fire alarms alert community members of potential hazards, and community members are required to heed their warning and evacuate buildings immediately upon hearing a fire alarm in a facility. Use the nearest stairwell and/or exit to leave the building immediately. Community members should familiarize themselves with the exits in each building.

For more specific information on policies and rules related to fire safety, please see page 19 of the student handbook, At Marquette PDF

When a fire alarm is activated, the elevators in most buildings will stop automatically. Occupants should use the stairs to evacuate the building. If you are caught in the elevator, push the emergency phone button. The emergency phones in elevators on campus ring to the Public Safety Communications Center.

Marquette University publishes this fire safety report as part of its annual Clery Act Compliance document, via this brochure, which contains information with respect to the fire safety practices and standards for Marquette. This report includes statistics concerning the number of fires, the cause of each fire, the number of injuries and deaths related to a fire, and the value of the property damage caused by a fire.

Fire Protection Equipment/Systems

A majority of university buildings are equipped with automatic fire detection and alarm systems that are constantly monitored by staff at Public Safety. Refer to the Fire Safety Amenities in the Marquette University Residential Facilities Chart for information about fire detection, notification and suppression systems in each residential facility.


Student Safety Programs

Public Safety continuously addresses campus and community safety with new and innovative programming, educational efforts, technological advances and the best-trained campus law enforcement staff in the area. Check out our expansive patrol operations, on- and off-campus outreach efforts, and nationally recognized Student Safety Programs.