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CALL 911 for any situation that requires IMMEDIATE police, fire, or medical response to preserve life or property. You can also use any outdoor Blue Light phone (situated throughout campus) or indoor designated emergency phone to report a campus emergency. Just pick up the receiver or press the call button.

The Emergency Action Guide at the left provides instructions on actions to take in emergency situations. Click this Emergency Action Guide link to download a copy to print and keep in a convenient location.


Fire Safety Advisory 2The Environmental Health and Safety University Fire Marshal’s Office has issued a fire safety advisory for the Cornell Ithaca campus.

The warm weather and dry conditions have increased the risk for outdoor fires. Please use extreme caution around dry grasses, shrubs, and mulched areas. Be careful when using outdoor open flames, including barbecue grills and recreational fire pits. Use caution with smoking materials and always dispose of them in appropriate disposal containers.

We ask all members of the community to remain vigilant during this time of elevated outdoor fire risk. Report grass, brush, or mulch fires promptly by calling 911. Uncontrolled outdoor fires can spread quickly and cause significant damage.


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CornellALERT is the university’s emergency notification system and is used for situations involving an immediate threat to the health and safety of the community.

You must SIGN UP to receive voice or text messages on your cell phone.

If you have previously signed up then please review and update your information.


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Cornell is StormReady

On December 1, 2015, Cornell University was certified by the National Weather Service as a StormReady® university as a result of the weather preparedness, monitoring, and communication efforts provided to the campus and local community.


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Cornell University has developed a comprehensive emergency management program utilizing best standard practices from across peer institutions and emergency management organizations. This program will provide guidance to the campus community for the organization, coordination and collaboration of university services and resources toward an effective response to, continuation through and the recovery from emergencies. The effectiveness of this program is dependent on the preparedness of the entire campus community to stay vigilant to prepare for the unexpected events and disasters that may impact the mission of teaching, research and outreach of Cornell University.