Situations requiring evacuation include fire, hazardous material release, bomb threat and earthquake. A fire alarm must be treated as a real emergency and building evacuation must occur. The need for evacuation in other situations will be determined by emergency personnel and you will be advised if evacuation is necessary.

If evacuation is necessary:

    1. If time permits, shut down equipment and secure hazardous materials.
    2. Calmly proceed to nearest fire exit  (in case of fire, check doors for heat before opening).
    3. Follow instructions from emergency personnel.
    4. Do NOT use elevators.
    5. Walk -- don’t rush or crowd. Use handrails in stairways. Assist people with disabilities.
    6. Move away from the building quickly - watch for falling glass and other hazards.
    7. Proceed to your designated Evacuation Assembly Area and stay there so that emergency personnel can account for all building occupants. 
    8. DO NOT RE-ENTER THE BUILDING until notified by emergency personnel that it is safe to do so.

Evacuating disabled persons:

Individuals who are non-ambulatory, hearing impaired, or visually impaired require special assistance during any evacuation. These persons should inform their supervisors, co-workers and the Building Emergency Director of the help that they will require in the event of an emergency. Some buildings have designated “Areas of Refuge” where non-ambulatory persons may await assistance from emergency personnel.

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Emergency Numbers

Fire, Ambulance, Police
Emergency / First Aid / Security 250.807.8111
Risk Management Services 250.807.8111
Hazardous Materials Response 911
Poison Control Centre 1.800.567.8911
Bear Aware wildsafebc.com
Cougar Sightings 250.807.9236

See Phone Numbers for a complete listing.


Emergency Procedures