Fire – Explosion

The fire brigade must be called immediately. If a fire pushbutton is nearby, press it (the fire pushbutton allows to localise the call and assist the arrival of the emergency unit). If not, immediately dial EPFL’s emergency numbers and not 118 or 112 for a speedier response.

Procedure to be followed in the case of fire or explosion:

Donnez l alarme
Raise the alarm

  • +41 21 693 30 00
  • 115 (fixed line)
  • SOS (EPFL Campus app)
  • Fire pushbutton

Quittez les lieux
Leave the area

  • Close the doors and windows
  • Assist with evacuation
  • Follow the signs for the escape routes

Combattre le feu
Fight fire

  • Use the available extinguishing means
  • Act without putting yourself at risk

Guidez les pompiers !
Guide and inform

  • Inform the rescue services (people to be rescued, hazardous materials)


In addition, for your safety, we ask you to observe the following:

  • Keep the escape routes free of all obstructions
  • Do not block fire doors
  • Dispose of cardboard boxes and other packaging materials regularly
  • Make sure you’re aware of the nearest evacuation station and that you know how to use a fire extinguisher
  • Act responsibly