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Emergency Preparedness

The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for emergency planning for the University.  Emergency planning consists of identifying risks, developing emergency plans, conducting exercises, delivering training and hosting public awareness and engagement activities. For more information: oem@yorku.ca

Emergency Communication 

The Emergency Notification System is the primary communication system for the York University community during an Emergency or Potential Emergency.

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Emergency Assembly Points

Emergency Assembly Points (EAPs) are designated areas on campus, which are to be used in the case of emergency situations. They are intended to provide a safe area for individuals to stand, while waiting for emergency personnel to respond.

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Emergency Preparedness Resources

Click below for a list of Emergency Preparedness Resources

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Emergency Response Guide

Learn how to respond to specific emergencies by reviewing the Emergency Response Guide.

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Emergency Response Guide for People with Disabilities

An Emergency Response guide for People with Disabilities is also available

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Local Emergency Preparedness Course

Understand how to respond to potential local emergencies on campus.

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Emergency Preparedness Program

Under York University’s Emergency Preparedness Policy, the University has developed, implemented, and continuously improves its Emergency Preparedness Program

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Emergency Response Wardens

Building Captains and Emergency Response Wardens provide an important safety service for the York University Community at both the Glendon and Keele Campuses. They are volunteers who assist with various emergencies including fire alarms and evacuations.

Get Prepared

The "72 Hours...Is Your Family Prepared?" campaign encourages Canadians to be prepared to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency, enabling first responders to focus on those in urgent need.

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