Emergency Response Guide - Earthquake

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDE

YORK UNIVERSITY SECURITY SERVICES:

416-736-5333 or Ext. 33333 (On campus)

 911

In a life threatening emergency call 911 then call York University Security Services. See HERE for other numbers to call in an emergency.
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 ABOUT THIS GUIDE
 MEDICAL EMERGENCY
ASSISTANCE - PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
 FIRE  FIRE ALARM
 EVACUATION
 VIOLENT PERSON/ASSAULT    
 SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOUR
 SEVERE WEATHER   
 EXPLOSION EARTHQUAKE
Earthquakes of a moderate magnitude can occur in the Toronto area. In the event of an earthquake,

  • Take immediate shelter under tables, desks or other objects that will offer protection against flying glass and debris. Step under a doorway or into a hall or corridor.  Keep away from skylights and large overhead light fixtures. Protect your face and head with your arms. If possible, keep at least 5 metres (15 feet) away from windows to avoid flying glass. Stay there until the shaking stops.
  • Call York University Security Services at extension 33333 or 416-736-5333 and advise if you need assistance
  • If fire occurs, call 911 and follow the procedures outlined in FIRE
  • Do not evacuate the building until the shaking has stopped. See EVACUATION
  • Help those who need first aid or need to be rescued. Those who are seriously injured should be evacuated first using the stairwells.
  • Walk calmly out of the building. DO NOT RUN. Watch out for falling debris or electrical wires as you exit.
  • Go directly to your designated emergency assembly point, at least 100 metres (300 feet) from all buildings and away from falling debris or electrical wires.
  • Wait for further instructions.

If you  want to help in the development of early warning earthquake systems, you can download the MyShake app, a free app for Android phones from UC Berkeley's Seismological Lab that has the ability to recognize earthquake shaking using the sensors in every smartphone. The app runs “silently” in the background on your phone using very little power – just like the step-tracking fitness apps. When the shaking fits the vibrational profile of an earthquake, the app sends the anonymous information to a central system that confirms the location and magnitude of the quake.

The goal is to build a worldwide seismic network and use the data to reduce the effects of earthquakes on us as individuals, and our society as a whole. MyShake also provides users with information about recent earthquakes around the world and significant global historical earthquakes.
SHELTER-IN-PLACE
 POWER FAILURE
 GAS LEAK  FLOOD
 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS CIVIL DISTURBANCE
LOCKDOWN
 ROBBERY
 DISRUPTIVE PERSON  HARASSMENT
 BOMB THREAT
SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE
OTHER EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS