Faculty & Staff Resources


Fire or explosion

1.  Pull Fire Alarm.
2. If possible, and without placing yourself or others in danger, control the fire with the appropriate fire extinguisher.
3. Follow your Department Emergency/Fire Plan: evacuate, closing doors as you leave.
4. Meet outside Henry Angus Building on grass (front entrance). [or David Lam if applicable.]
5. Call 911 and give further information.
6. Have someone meet the Fire Department outside the main entrance.
7. Do not re-enter the building until the Fire Department gives permission.
8. Inform the Supervisor or Department Head.

Bomb threats

1.   Remain calm, listen carefully to what the caller is saying and write it down. Keep the caller talking and obtain the following information:
  a)  Where is the bomb?
  b) When will it explode?
  c) What does it look like?
  d) What kind of bomb is it?
  e) What will cause it to explode?
  f) Did you place the bomb? Why?
  g) Where are you calling from?
2.   Record the details such as the time of call, whether caller was male or female, any distinctive voice characteristics (accent, manner, speech, whether voice was familiar), whether there were background noises or reference to local issues.
3.   When the caller hangs up:
  a) Call the RCMP: 911.
  b) Call Campus Security: 2-2222.
  c) Be prepared to give your name, phone number, and exact location with details of the threat.
  d) Do not hang up until you are released by the authority talking to you.
  e) Inform your Supervisor.
  f) Stay where you are and ask your Department Head to meet with Policy and Security when they arrive.
  g) If you are in a multi-department building try to have the other Department Heads or a delegate join you to meet with Police and Security.
  h) Do not spread word of the threat, as this should be handled by the authorities.
4.   The Security Manager, in consultation with the RCMP and Building/Department Head(s), will have the order to evacuate the building if necessary.


  If you are inside a building:
1.   Resist the urge to run. Do not leave the building, as danger from falling debris is greater.
2.   Do not use the elevators.
3. Move away from glass windows and partitions and potential falling objects.
4. Take cover: drop under a desk or table or brace yourself with your back against an inside wall.
5. Hold onto furniture.
6. If in a wheelchair, lock wheels and duck as low as possible. Use anything to protect your head and neck.
7.  Wait for shaking to stop; count to 60 to allow debris to finish falling.
8. Evacuate the building if there is major structural damage or fire hazard.
9. Prepare for aftershocks.
  If you are outside:
1. Move away from buildings, trees and power lines.
2. Do not enter buildings
  If you are driving:
1. Pull over. Leave the road clear for emergency vehicles and stay in your vehicle.
2. Do not stop on or under a bridge or over pass, or under power lines.