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:
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 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.