Emergency Response Guide - Power Failure

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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
 SHELTER-IN-PLACE
 POWER FAILURE
Power interruptions can occur for a variety of reasons and may last from minutes to days.

In the event of a power failure,

  • Do not panic, remain calm.
  • Immediately call Facilities Services at extension 22401 during working hours. After regular hours contact York University Security Services at extension 33333 or 416-736-5333.  Tell them:
    • Room and floor number where power failure has occurred.
    • Details of the power failure.
    • Your name and telephone number.
  • Remain on your floor and wait for instructions.
  • Provide assistance to others in your immediate area that may be unfamiliar with the space.
  • If requested, accompany and assist persons with disabilities who may need assistance.
  • Emergency lighting in stairwells and throughout the building will turn on until the problem is solved.
  • If you are in an unlit area, proceed cautiously to an area that has emergency lights.
  • If instructed to evacuate, proceed cautiously to the nearest clear exit.  See EVACUATION
  • Planning for such situations includes having a flashlight available. Mini flashlights can be kept in purses, jacket pockets and desks. Emergency Response Wardens on your floor will also have flashlights.
  • If you are stuck in an elevator, stay calm. Use the emergency telephone to alert York University Security Services that you are trapped inside an elevator and the location of the elevator.
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 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS CIVIL DISTURBANCE
LOCKDOWN
 ROBBERY
 DISRUPTIVE PERSON  HARASSMENT
 BOMB THREAT
SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE
OTHER EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS