Emergency Response Guide - Evacuation

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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
Evacuation is a protective action that may be ordered by municipal emergency response officials or York University Security Services when there is a significant threat posed to a specific building. Causes of an evacuation could include emergencies such as: fire, bomb threat, chemical release, flood, power outage or violent person.

Notification of an Evacuation is typically undertaken by York University Security Services.  Depending upon the circumstances, the fire alarm may be activated if an immediate evacuation is required.  You may also be notified by your Building Emergency Captain, Emergency Response Warden, by telephone, email or through activation of the LCD screens.

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.

  • Be aware of where emergency exits are located in buildings.
  • Never use the elevators during an evacuation.
  • Close doors (unlocked) and windows.
  • In an immediate life threatening situation leave with a minimum of personal affects (keys, purse, coat etc.)
  • Make sure any personal or confidential information is secured.
  • Assist those with special needs.
  • Once out of the building, go to the designated assembly point at least 100 metres away, as directed by the Emergency Response Wardens.  This spot should be a reasonable and safe distance from the building.
  • Keep clear of fire routes, hydrants and walkways used for emergency vehicles and personnel.
  • Do not return to an evacuated building unless told to do so by emergency services or York University Security Services.
 VIOLENT PERSON/ASSAULT    
 SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOUR
 SEVERE WEATHER   
 EXPLOSION EARTHQUAKE
 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