Your primary role is to assist people to get out of the building safely and quickly, by the closest exit.
“NO” ‐ you should exit the building and inform officials that you were not able to complete your duties
Any equipment that poses a hazard to persons or property that can be easily stopped
For person who can not evacuate seek a safe area such as an office, classroom, bedroom suite, stairwell and call 911
“Yes” ‐ advise people to move away from the exterior walls windows and into the core of the buildings.
Once the Fire department has given the all clear or when the signalling devices stop.
Yes” – where practical, Fire Safety can provide training if necessary.
“Yes ‐ it’s free on a first come first serve basis. Sign up via email at “Firesafety@uwo.ca”
In the winter time it is tempting to stay close to the door. Be mindful of the Fire Department coming in as they need the space. Getting people farther than 10 metres would be our recommendation.
“Yes” ‐ it is important that the BET’s report problem areas so we can intervene when necessary
“Yes” – you can find video on the Fire Safety Website.
In traditional residences persons with permanent disabilities are on a list and during fire alarms these persons are contacted by telephone and updated on the situation. In other circumstances areas of refuge are offices or suites and stairwells or landings. Persons can choose to remain in an office or suite and call Campus 911 and apprise the Communications Operator of their situation or they can wait in a stairwell or landing area but they should ensure that someone can report their location to the responding emergency personnel. Building emergency team members are encouraged to stay with the impaired person(s), but that is not always possible.