Lockdown

A lockdown is a protective measure that secures external and internal access points to retain occupants within rooms or spaces for their personal safety. A lockdown both restricts occupants from leaving while preventing access from unauthorized persons. 

Upon hearing instructions for a Lockdown procedure:

  • Close, lock, and barricade doors
  • Close window blinds
  • Stay away from windows
  • Turn off lights
  • Turn cell phones and electronic devices to silent
  • Stay quiet
  • Do not open door for anyone
  • Remain in place until door is opened by police, then carefully follow Police instructions

Related instructions:

  • If the fire alarm is activated during a lockdown, remain in your secured space unless you see or smell smoke/fire
  • Assist those with disabilities or special needs
  • If caught in an open space during a lockdown, move to a room with a door
  • If in a washroom during a lockdown, remain there and hide in a cubicle
  • If in a stairwell during a lockdown, remain there but away from doors
  • If outside during a lockdown, move away from the building and take safe cover
  • If possible, note details of the situation to aid Police
    • Number of intruders
    • Description of intruders
    • Types of weapons
    • Location and movement of intruders
    • Your current locations
    • Injuries

LOCKDOWN vs. LOCKOUT

You may hear both of the above terms and it is important to know that they have distinct meanings.  While a LOCKDOWN is a protective measure securing external and internal access points, a LOCKOUT only secures unauthorized persons from entering the building.

In Case of Emergency

In the event of an EMERGENCY dial 911 for Police, Fire or Ambulance.

Make a SECOND CALL to Security at 780.644.6225 (Desk) or 780.991.4573 (Cell), or Facilities Management at 780.644.6215.