Spills and Releases

It is imperative that all emergencies, including but not limited to fires, medical issues, water leaks, hazardous spills, or criminal activity are immediately reported to the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD). TUPD is staffed 24 hours/day, 7days/week and can be reached at:

  • To Report a FIRE: Call 911

  • For all other emergencies, contact University Police at x66911 for on campus callers

  • 617-636-6911 for Boston off-campus or cell phone users

  • 508-839-5303 for Grafton off-campus or cell phone users

  • 617-627-6911 for Medford off-campus or cell phone users

It is critical that basic information is provided to assure the appropriate response personnel are quickly dispatched. Basic information includes:

  1. Your name and phone number
  2. Exact location of emergency
  3. Description of emergency
  4. Extent of injury if any
  5. Type of chemical if a spill has occurred

While communicating with TUPD it is important to be aware of your surroundings and assure your safety is not compromised. Remain on the phone unless directed otherwise by TUPD.

For more information please refer to the Tufts Emergency Response Guide