If you are trapped in an elevator, use the emergency phone to notify Police Services. If the phone is inoperable, turn on the emergency alarm which will signal for help.

Call UVM Police Services at 656-3473 (656-FIRE) or 9-1-1

Do not attempt to exit a stalled elevator unless directed to do so by proper authorities

If a person is stranded in an elevator, Do not attempt to force open elevator doors. Be patient.

1.   Notify Facilities. If after 5:00 PM or on a weekend or holiday, contact Police Services

Be prepared to provide the following information:

  • a. Your name
  • b. Building
  • c. Floor
  • d. Present situation


2.   A person in an elevator needs to be reassured that his/her alarm has been noticed and help is coming. Keep in contact until help arrives.

3.   If you find an inoperative elevator without occupants, notify the Physical Plant Department by calling Service Operations at 656-2560 immediately.