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Crisis and security

Checklist for emergencies or accidents

Get a quick overview

What has happened?
How many are affected?
Is anyone injured?
Is it possible to give first aid?
Is anyone still in danger?

Call the emergency number 112 to summon

  • ambulance
  • rescue services
  • police

In case of major accidents or events contact the crisis management

During office hours

Through the university switchboard, 0772-28 80 00

After office hours

Securitas in Kalmar, 010-470 52 59
Securitas in Växjö, 010-470 52 49

Fire safety and evacuation

In case of fire or other danger:

  • SAVE: Those in obvious danger.
  • ALERT: 1. Via the fire alarm button 2. Via phone, dial 112.
  • WARN: Others threatened by the fire.
  • EVACUATE: Via the nearest emergency route and head for the assembly site. Stay at the assembly site until other orders are given.

Alarm address: The address is stated on the fire evacuation plan in each building.

Implementation of evacuation

  • Respect and take fire alarm seriously
  • Evacuate calmly and quickly to the assembly site
  • Choose the nearest emergency route. Lift must not be used during evacuation
  • Do not look for outdoor clothing or other personal belongings
  • In case room is filled with smoke, adopt a low position by either crawling or crouching down. Close door to fire
  • Assist people with disabilities

Fire evacuation officer

Each building has a number of fire evacuation officers. These are appointed by the fire safety coordinators for the activities in each building. The fire evacuation officers' main task is to make sure that everyone who is in the building in case of a fire, gas alarm, or other danger evacuates so that no one gets hurt. All fire evacuation officers wear yellow safety vests during evacuation. In case you have interesting facts about a near-accident, the cause of a fire or other information, please inform the fire evacuation officer about this.

Teachers in class, invigilators, and those responsible for temporary visitors

Teachers who are in class and invigilators also have an important role to fill in case of evacuation. They are to take initiative and guide their group to the assembly site. This also goes for those who are responsible for any temporary visitors. This means that they as a precautionary measure should have oriented themselves about fire safety and the nearest emergency route from the facilities in question. Their role is of utmost importance in order to achieve a well-functioning evacuation. At the assembly site, any interesting facts are reported to the fire evacuation officers. When this is done, wait for instructions to reenter the building.

Evacuation plans and assembly site

Evacuation plans are to be specified at suitable places and to the extent required in all buildings where the university has activities. These plans describe how to act in case of a fire or other danger. They also indicate emergency routes, fire equipment, alarm devices, assembly sites and visiting address. Members of staff and students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the evacuation plans in the buildings where they normally spend their time, as a precautionary measure.
In case of a fire alarm and evacuation, always go to the assembly site. Follow evacuation signs and choose the nearest possible route to the assembly site. The assembly sites at Linnaeus University are clearly indicated.

Automatic fire alarm

More or less all buildings in both Kalmar and Växjö are connected directly via an automatic fire alarm to SOS Alarm and the Emergency Services. Five buildings in Kalmar and two in Växjö do not have an automatic fire alarm. These are Rostad, Dramahuset, Musikhuset, Bruunska and Trångsundet in Kalmar and Building G (Gulan) and Building L in Växjö. However, there are evacuation alarms in all these buildings, except for Building G. In Building G there are fire detectors.


Defibrillators can be found on the following places within the university's facilities


Falken, Nygatan 18b: By the main entrance (room 102)
Kocken, hus A, Landgången 4: In the corridor (A301)
Kocken, hus BC, plan 2, Landgången 4: In the corridor (B219 outside B223)
Kalmar Nyckel, plan 2, Gröndalsvägen 19: By the main entrance (A23:11B)
Kalmar Nyckel, Gröndalsvägen 19: At the reception desk by the main entrance (A21:11)
Norrgård, Norra vägen 49: By the main entrance (room 101)
Storken, plan 1, Stagneliusgatan 14: Outside group study rooms 1115
Trångsundet, Karlstorpsvägen 16: By the main entrance (room 101)
Universitetsbiblioteket, Nygatan 18: At the circulation desk (room 102)
Västergård, Smålandsgatan 26: By the main entrance (room B1007)


Hus B: In the corridor (B1010)
Hus E: By the elevator on the upper floor (room E2047)
Hus H: By the main entrance at Infocenter (room H1111)
Hus J: In the corridor (J1080)
Hus N: In the corridor (N1004, outside the IKEA lecture room)
Hus UB: At the information desk (UB1032)
Hus P: In the corridor (P102)

Health And Safety Coordinator

For more information on security please contact Health And Safety Coordinator Jörgen Franzén.