Fire and Safety

CEU is committed to maintaining a comprehensive fire safety program for
all members of the University community. In order for the fire safety
programs to be effective, there must also be campus-wide
support. Adherence to the fire and safety rules of the University,
including cooperation during fire drills - announced and unannounced, are
essential parts of the fire safety program. The entire fire safety policy and
how CEU complies with applicable laws is outlined in the CEU Fire
Safety Policy.

All students, employees and visitors should fully acquaint themselves with
actions to be taken in case of fire, bomb alerts or other emergencies.
Instructions are displayed throughout the University complex detailing
these actions, and in the Security Policy.
A training session on fire safety is obligatory for every student and
employee each Academic Year. These online sessions are coordinated by
HRO and the DOS as part of the onboarding process. Fire drills are
organized in order to ensure that evacuation procedures can be carried out
smoothly in case of emergency

Fire escapes routes are marked in each building by international symbols
of green/white lights. In case of a fire everyone should spread the alarm
and evacuate the respective building immediately through the nearest
emergency exit and gather at the assembly point (please see campus specific information below). The use of elevators is not allowed. The escape routes and doors must not be
blocked even for short periods of time. Community members with special needs /mobility limitations preventing them from using the stairs should informtheir Unit head and the Facility Management at to prepare a personalized evacuation plan.

Community members with special needs / mobility limitations preventing
them from using the stairs should always follow the personalized
evacuation plan.

Smoke and fire detectors are installed in all CEU buildings. Fires or areas of smoke will automatically sound the alarms. Smoking is not permitted in any CEU buildings. Smoke detectors might be activated by using aerosol spray, do not use these near the detectors. Sprinkler systems have also been installed and will be activated in the event of fire. These are sensitive systems and should not be tampered with.

Marked ("emergency exit only") fire escape staircases must not be used for regular access. After entering these staircases it is not possible to get back into the building, using the emergency exit during normal operations triggers the alarm system.

General Fire Safety Guidelines Fire prevention

• Never tamper with fire safety equipment

• Do not use open flames for anything

• Report worn or damaged cords

• No smoking is permitted anywhere within the campus, buildings or open spaces

• Participate in fire drills Plan escape routes

• Know all exits in the building

• Always have two means of exit memorized

• Know the location of the fire alarm boxes and fire extinguishers

• Remain calm

• In case of smoke stay low to the ground and cover your nose and mouth

• Do NOT use an elevator in the event of a fire

In Case of Fire or Smoke

Anyone noticing a fire or smoke should call

On Vienna campus: Reception desk 7111 or 7911 Fire or smoke also can be reported on a general emergency line: (dial 0 first if calling from a CEU line) 112 or 122.

On Budapest campus 3911 in the Nador complex or 5555 in the Residence Center, or use the nearest alarm box in the corridor. Fire or smoke also can be reported on a general emergency line: (dial 0 first if calling from a CEU line) 112 or 105.

In case of a fire emergency call, the following information must be given:

the exact location of the fire (town, street name, house number, exact location within the building)

what is burning 

how big the fire is 

who and what is in danger

are people injured or non-responsive 

whether the rescue of people within the building has already begun

name and phone number of the person who is reporting the fire (In many cases the personnel on duty at the local fire service department will contact the person who reported the fire in order to get more information that might help in the firefighting intervention)

In addition to the above in case of fire or smoke: -Notify people in the area - Close the door behind you - Pull the fire alarm box 10 - Evacuate the building - Meet in the assembly area (in Vienna: Puchsbaumplatz In Budapest: Nador street opposite the entrance of Nador 15, Oktober 6 steet)  - Always remain calm

What to do when a fire alarm goes off

• Evacuate immediately upon hearing the fire alarm and gather at the assembly point  (in Vienna: Puchsbaumplatz In Budapest: Nador street opposite the entrance of Nador 15, Oktober 6 steet) 

• Never ignore fire alarms

• Do not wait to see or smell smoke

• Do not stop to collect your belongings

• Follow instructions from authorities, CEU staff and emergency responders

What to do if you cannot leave your area

• If the door or handle is hot, don't open the door o Go to the window and attract someone's attention, by yelling or waving something o Wait for help, don't panic or jump

• If the door or handle is NOT hot, open slowly o Check for smoke or fire before exiting the room o Close the door behind you o Pull the fire alarm box on your way out o Get out of the building before phoning for help o Stay low to the floor o Meet at the assembly area o Follow instructions from CEU emergency team, fire department or any other authorities