Treat all alarms as real and evacuate when you hear the fire alarm or when directed by Security Services or an Emergency Warden. You can prepare for an evacuation by knowing the location of your nearest primary and alternate exit routes, fire alarm pull-stations, fire extinguishers and muster point, wherever you are on campus. For more information, visit the Environmental Health and Safety fire drill website.

What to do

  • Take any personal belongings (purses, coats, car keys, backpacks) if they are easily accessible. Do not return to an office, classroom or locker to retrieve belongings.
  • Walk to the nearest emergency exit. Remain calm and do not run.
    • Close but do not lock the door behind you when leaving rooms.
    • Do not go against the flow of people.
    • Do not use elevators. Use the stairs if necessary.
    • Do not use your call phone unless you are contacting Security Services for evacuation assistance. Do not text or tweet - it's more important to get out of the building.
  • After ensuring your own personal safety, offer assistance to those who may need help. If you need additional assistance, call Security Services at 403.440.5900.
  • Go to the closest Muster Point location or move at least 100 metres from the evacuated building(s).
  • Do not return to the building until advised by Security Services or Emergency Wardens.

Evacuating during a class or meeting

  • Immediately end the class or meeting.
  • Instruct everyone to evacuate the building.

Professors, instructors and meeting chairs are also responsible for knowing the closest emergency exit and for showing others where that exit is. This should be indicated at the start of any meeting and at the beginning of each course session.

Persons requiring assistance

Emergency Wardens are employees that may provide assistance during an evacuation. They can be identified by their brightly coloured Emergency Warden vests. However, all evacuees should still offer assistance to anyone who may need it when leaving the building, if it does not compromise personal safety. If you need additional help, call Security Services at 403.440.5900.