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Emergency Preparedness Program

Fire Alarm Fire

All persons are required to exit a building upon hearing a fire alarm. You must leave the building and proceed through the nearest and safest emergency exit. When evacuating a building if you see someone wearing the fluorescent orange or yellow vest and hat, they are trained Emergency Response Wardens – please follow their instructions and follow them out of the building to the designated assembly point. This is for your safety and the safety of those around you.

In case of a Fire or upon discovery of a Fire:
  • If you are trained to do so, try to put out a small fire using a suitable fire extinguisher
  • Leave the area immediately and close doors (unlock) and windows behind you
  • Call 911, Toronto Fire Services from a safe location
  • Activate the nearest fire alarm station to alert other occupants
Upon hearing a fire alarm:
  • Be aware of where emergency exits are located in buildings
  • Leave the building via the nearest stairs and exit
  • Do not use the elevators
  • In an immediate life threatening situation leave with a minimum of personal affects (keys, purse, coat etc.)
  • Assist those with special needs
  • Proceed to the outdoors at least 100 metres away (to the designated assembly point)
  • Keep clear of fire routes, hydrants and walkways used for emergency vehicles and personnel
  • Do not re-enter the building unless told to do so by emergency services or York University Security Services