Fire Reporting

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All active fire and explosion emergencies must be reported immediately regardless of size and nature by phoning 911 and/or activating the fire alarm system.  The level of response will vary based upon the information provided.

To comply with regulation and UW Policy, all incidents must be reported to EH&S within 24 hours, including minor fires that self-extinguish and those that do not require emergency assistance or evacuation. EH&S investigates all fires to determine their cause, provide consultation, and to document the incident for reporting purposes. To report a fire or explosion to EH&S, please contact John Gunderson at (206) 616-3775, email, or email For other questions contact EH&S Building & Fire Safety at (206) 616-5530.