There are no emergency events at Boston University.
For Emergency Response Teams:
Please consult the Emergency Response Plans page for detailed emergency response procedures.
For access to the Emergency Response Systems (WebEOC or Send Word Now), the Incident Command Structure (ICS) Roster, and specific emergency response plans, please view the Incident Command Systems page.
- In the event of an incident, the Emergency Information lines at 617-638-6886 and 617-358-7233 will be updated. If you are looking for more guidance please contact Emergency Response Planning at email@example.com.
For the Boston University Community:
During an emergency, periodic updates will be provided to the University community primarily through the University’s homepage, the Emergency Response Planning web page, BU Today’s web page, and Boston University’s Emergency Alert System on cable television. The University’s Emergency Information Lines will also have updated information for students, patients, faculty, staff, parents, and the community. The following phone numbers should be used:
- BU Charles River Campus Emergency Line: 617-358-SAFE (7233)
- BU’s Emergency Closing Line: 617-353-SNOW (7669)
- BU Medical Campus Emergency Line: 617-638-6886
Pertinent information may also be broadcast on WBUR 90.9 FM, WBZ 1030 AM, WRKO 680 AM, and WBMX 98.5 FM.
University Contact Numbers:
Please consult the Emergency Response Flip-Chart for full procedures and contacts.
|Emergency Type||Charles River Campus||Medical Campus|
|Boston/Brookline: Police, Fire, and Medical (EMERGENCY)||9-1-1|
|Serious Injuries/Medical Assistance (CRC/BUMC)||617-353-2121||617-414-4444|
|Fire/Code Red||9-1-1 and then 617-353-2121||9-1-1 and then 617-414-6666|
|Chemical/Biological Spill Clean-Up||617-353-7233||617-414-6666|
|Chemical/Biological Spill Exposure||617-353-2121||617-414-6666|
|University Status of Operations||617-353-7669||617-638-6886|
|Workplace Violence/Code Green||617-353-2121||617-414-4444|
|Child Abduction/Code Pink||617-353-2121||617-414-4444|
|Utility Failure (CRC/BUMC)||617-353-2105||617-414-6666|
|Emergency Information Hotline||617-358-7233||617-638-6886|
|BU Information Line||617-353-2000|
|Departments||Charles River Campus||Medical Campus|
|BU Police/Public Safety (EMERGENCY)||617-353-2121||617-414-4444|
|BU Police/Public Safety (non-emergency)||617-353-2110||617-414-4444|
|Facilities Management and Planning Control Desk||617-353-2105||617-638-4211|
|Environmental Health and Safety (EMERGENCY)*||617-353-7233||617-414-6666|
|Environmental Health and Safety (non-emergency)||617-353-4094||617-638-8830|
|Emergency Response Planning (non-emergency)||617-358-1577||617-414-2188|
|Student Health Services (24 hours)||617-353-3575|
|Occupational Health Services||617-353-6630||617-638-8400|
|Research Occupational Health||617-414-7647|
|Marketing and Communication Strategy||617-353-1168|
|Office of Communications||617-353-2240||617-638-8491|
|Information Services & Technology (CRC/BUMC)||617-353-4357||617-638-5914|
*Environmental Health and Safety has emergency response capabilities to respond to emergencies on campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An on-call safety representative is available for emergency response, guidance, and incident command support. All EHS emergency response personnel are trained in accordance with the OSHA HAZWOPER standard.