Preparedness and Prevention

  • Familiarize yourself with the location and use of all fire extinguishers, fire alarm switches and fire exits in your area.
  • Report any matters relating to fire hazards to the building safety officer, Wanda Badger.

In Case of Fire

  1. Notify others in the immediate area that there is a “FIRE."
  2. Leave the fire area and close the doors & windows.
  3. Activate nearest wall-mounted fire alarm.
  4. Do not attempt to extinguish the fire if you cannot do it safely.
  5. Assist physically impaired to a safe location (stairwell or office with a telephone).
  6. Check to ensure area has been evacuated.
  7. Leave building promptly - DO NOT USE ELEVATOR. Cross the street to remain away from the fire.
  8. Phone the Emergency Report Centre at 36111 or 9-911.
  9. Do not re-enter building until authorized to do so by the Fire Department.
  10. Remain in the area to guide Fire Department to scene of fire and location of physically impaired.

When Fire Alarm Sounds

  1. Leave the building quickly through the appropriate fire escape (see Fire Exits). DO NOT USE ELEVATOR.
  2. Proceed immediately to the front of the building on opposite side of Union Street.
  3. The Safety Officer, Wanda Badger, will go to Union Street opposite the main door where she will await the arrival of the Fire Department to direct them to the location of the fire.
  4. Be available to the safety officer to pass on any information.
  5. Personal safety permitting, the following staff members will direct the evacuation:
    • Basement – Larissa Smith, Larry Steele, or Perry Ross
    • 2nd Floor - Oscar Rielo
    • 3rd Floor - Wanda Badger, alternate James Archibald
    • 4th Floor – Larissa Smith or Kate Cowperthwaite
  6. 6. Verify that all personnel are safe and accounted for once they are out of the building.

Fire Exits


Primary Route
Exit West entrance of laboratory area to Division Street and proceed to the front of the building and to the opposite side of the street.

Secondary Route
Through the lab entrance door beside the elevator and out the building door.  Proceed to front of building and to the opposite side of Union Street.

Second Floor

Primary Route
Out the main entrance door to Union Street and proceed to the opposite side of the street.

Secondary Route
Down the classroom-wing hallway, down the stairwell to the first floor, and out the west entrance door to Division Street.  Proceed to the front of the building on Union Street and to the opposite side of the Union Street.