Evacuation Procedures

Main Building Evacuation Procedures

  1. When the alarm sounds, ALL patrons must immediately leave the building in an orderly fashion following the directional signs in the hallways. Instructors are to take class registers with them.
  2. Floor Wardens are to ensure that all patrons leave as directed and that doors are closed. Patrons failing to leave will be reported.
  3. Regardless of the ringing pattern of the alarm, evacuation must run to completion. Under no circumstances are patrons to change direction in stairwells or re-enter the building when the alarm stops ringing.
  4. Elevators are not to be used during an evacuation.
  5. Occupants are to exit the building by following the evacuation route signs in the hallways.
  6. Should designated exits be endangered, patrons are to proceed to the alternate exit without waiting for further direction.
  7. During emergencies all instructions from designated Floor Wardens must be followed. Failure to follow the Floor Warden's instructions can result in disciplinary action.
  8. After leaving the building, all patrons must move away 10 meters from the building to a safe area or the nearest sidewalk and wait for further instructions.
  9. Everyone must remain outside the building until the Door Warden signals for them to return.
  10. Those who are physically unable to proceed down the stairs are to remain with the Floor Warden in the northeast corner of the hallway beside the Fire Phone. The Floor Warden will use the Fire Phone to indicate the number of physically challenged individuals and to identify any emergency situation.
  11. Procedures and evacuation routes are posted in each hallway for individuals to familiarize themselves.

Main Building Fire Alarm Procedures for Physically Challenged Persons

  1. At the sound of the fire alarm, assume that an emergency situation exists.
  2. Proceed immediately to the northeast corner of the building beside the fire phone and wait for further communication from the Floor Warden who will then inform the persons whether it is an emergency or if it is part of a scheduled drill.
  3. In the event of a drill, the Floor Warden will continue to remain with the physically challenged persons in the northeast corner of the hallway and await the ALL CLEAR from the Chief Fire Warden or the Assistant Deputy Chief Fire Warden.
  4. If an emergency exists, the Floor Warden will move all persons into the stairwell and wait for the firemen who will be directed to the stairwells to provide assistance in the evacuation.

Health Education Centre (HEC) on 102 Avenue

  1. When the alarm sounds, ALL patrons must immediately leave the building in an orderly fashion through the nearest exit. Instructors are to take class registers/attendance with them.
  2. Floor Wardens are to ensure that all patrons leave as directed and that doors are closed. Patrons failing to leave will be reported.
  3. Regardless of the ringing pattern of the alarm, evacuation must run to completion. Under no circumstances are patrons to change direction in stairwells or re-enter the building when the alarm stops ringing.
  4. The Elevator is not to be used during an evacuation.
  5. Occupants are to vacate the building through the closest exit.
  6. Should designated exits be endangered, patrons are to proceed to the alternate exit without waiting for further direction.
  7. During emergencies all instructions from designated Floor Wardens must be followed. Failure to follow the Floor Warden's instructions can result in disciplinary action.
  8. After leaving the building, all patrons must move away 10 meters from the building to safe area or the nearest sidewalk and wait for further instructions.
  9. Everyone must remain outside the building until the Door Warden signals for them to return.
  10. Procedures are posted in each classroom/lab and lounge areas for individuals to familiarize themselves.

Westmount Campus

  1. When the alarm sounds, all persons must immediately leave the building in accordance with the directional signs in the area. Books and supplies are to be left in classrooms. Instructors should take their class registers with them.
  2. Regardless of the ringing pattern of the alarm, evacuation must be run to completion. Under no circumstances are occupants to change direction in stairwells or to re-enter the building when the alarm stops ringing.
  3. Staff members are to ensure that all students leave their rooms as directed and that all doors in their immediate vicinity are closed. Students failing to leave as directed are to be reported to the President.
  4. During emergencies all instructions from designated Fire Wardens must be followed. Failure to obey a Fire Wardens instruction can result in later disciplinary action.
  5. When leaving the building, everyone must move a good distance away.
  6. All occupants must remain outside the building until the Fire Wardens signal for them to return to the building.
  7. The eldery and handicapped who are unable to proceed down the stairs and are to remain with the Fire Wardens.

Other Campuses

  1. When an alarm sounds, assume there is some type of emergency.
  2. Upon hearing the alarm, move directly to the nearest fire exit as indicated by the arrow signs posted in the hallways.
  3. If the alarm should stop, continue the evacuation of the building.
  4. Move quickly, but calmly through the hallway. Do not stop to collect coats or other belongings.
  5. Once you have left the building, move as far away from the building as possible. This is to provide the Fire Department access to any area of the building and to keep everyone safe.
  6. No one may re-enter the building until the ALL CLEAR is signaled by the Door Wardens.
  7. Procedures and evacuation routes are posted in each hallway for individuals to familiarize themselves.

False Alarms

  • Since all alarms are treated as real, the intentional sounding of a false alarm is a very serious offense. Any individual identified as having pulled an alarm without cause, will face possible termination from the program and the pressing of criminal charges.
  • Anyone having information related to a false alarm should contact Facility Management located in Room A201.