Gas Leaks

If a gas cylinder or piping begins leaking:

  1. Confine the fumes or fire as much as possible to limit impact to the leak area by closing doors in the immediate are of the leak.
  2. Evacuate building to a safe area at least 500 feet away, leaving access for emergency personnel. Do not return to the building until instructed to do so by the police or fire department.
  3. Call 9-1-1 and give:

Building Name:
Room Number:
Type of Incident:
Chemical Name of Gasses Involved

Suspected gas leaks or suspicious odors should also be reported to Facilities Services, 587-7951, in addition to Police at 9-1-1, so that appropriate departments can be notified and the source of the odor investigated.