Harper College

Fire Safety

Did you know that, according to Ready.gov, "Each year more than 2,500 people die and 12,600 are injured in home fires in the United States. But unlike other disasters, home fires can be prevented!"


Every October, Harper College holds an annual fire drill. Everyone on campus is required to participate, and the goal is to exit your building within three (3) minutes. The Palatine Fire Department assists and conducts an evaluation to see how we do against the three minute goal. Staff Members who have volunteered as evacuation personnel, should review their evacuation duties.

Learn more about what you can do at home to stay safe - from preventing a fire, to responding to a fire emergency, to getting help in the aftermath of a fire:

Last Updated: 3/19/24