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Emergency Response Guidelines


If You Suspect a Bomb:

  • Do not open it
  • Isolate the letter or package
  • Evacuate the area
  • Let your supervisor know
  • Contact the Winnipeg Police Service 911 and advise Security 8.204.786.6666. 


If You Suspect A Harmful Chemical or Biological Substance:

  • Leave the package where it is
  • Evacuate the room
  • If possible close all doors and windows
  • Advise your supervisor
  • Contact the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service 911 requesting the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Team and advise Security 8.204.786.6666.
  • Isolate the area where the package was found.
  • Isolate yourself in another area that has a telephone and wait for the emergency responders to arrive.


If you touched a suspicious letter or package that could possibly contains a harmful substance or got some on your clothes follow these instructions

  • Wash your hands well
  • If possible shower with your clothes on
  • Undress and seal your clothes in a plastic bag
  • Shower again and put on fresh clothes.
  • If not possible to shower await the arrival of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service for de-contamination.

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