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Emergency Response Guidelines


Response to a Fire or a Suspected Fire

Contact Security at 8.204.786.6666 - Do Not Use Elevators


If you smell a burning odour:

  • Contact Security Services (they will contact Physical Plant);
  • Wait in a safe location or Security Services or Physical Plant to attend;


If you see smoke or fire:

  • Activate the fire alarm by using a pull station;
  • Evacuate using the stairwell, DO NOT use the elevators;
  • On your way out, warn others;
  • If safe to do so, close doors and windows;
  • Once outside, move away from the building;
  • Contact Security Services advising of the location of the fire;
  • DO NOT return until it is declared safe to do so by Fire or University officials
  • DO NOT attempt to extinguish the fire or contain the hazardous material spill unless you are trained and feel you can do so safely.
  • Always leave yourself a direct path to an exit so you do not become trapped.


Response to Fire Alarms

  • If the fire alarm sounds, shut off any gas in your area, close doors and windows, only if safe to do so;
  • Evacuate using the nearest emergency stairwell, DO NOT use the elevators;
  • Leave immediately, do not delay to locate personal items;
  • Once outside, move away from the building;
  • DO NOT return until it is declared safe to do so by Fire or University officials
  • DO NOT attempt to extinguish the fire or contain the hazardous material spill unless you are trained and feel you can do so safely.
  • Always leave yourself a direct path to an exit so you do not become trapped.
  • Supervisory Staff should ensure that all members of your Department have heard the fire alarm and are evacuating by quickly checking nearby restrooms, copier rooms, storage rooms, etc;
  • Supervisory Staff should accompany and assist persons with disabilities;


Be prepared and help prevent fires

  • Post emergency numbers near telephones;
  • Know the location of emergency exits, fire alarm pull stations and fire extinguishers in your area;
  • Only store combustible materials in approved lockers;
  • Do not clutter exits, stairways, and storage areas with waste paper, empty boxes and other fire hazards;
  • Extension cords can be dangerous. Never run them under carpets, or anywhere they can be pinched under or behind furniture.
  • Avoid overloading electrical sockets and plugging extension cords together;
  • Keep electrical appliances away from anything that can catch fire. Remember to always turn them off at the end of the day

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