Campus Security and Emergency Services

Campus Security and Emergency Services

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Fire, Smoke, Gas and Biohazards

Fire Procedure 

Be Prepared

  • Know the location of the fire exit, fire alarm, and fire extinguisher closest to your office or classroom.

If you see or hear a fire, or smell smoke

  • Pull the closest fire alarm
  • Dial 36111 (external 613-533-6111) from a safe location on any campus telephone --or--
    use the blue light or yellow emergency telephones to give Campus Security all the pertinent facts
  • You might try to put out the fire using existing equipment - use your best judgment

If the fire does not go out or spreads, leave the area immediately

  • Close all doors
  • Assist people with disabilities or children, as required
  • Exit by stairwells; do not use elevators
  • Leave the building by the nearest safe exit
  • Wait outside the building as directed by security or the Fire Department

If you are trapped

  • Dial 36111 (external 613-533-6111) to notify security
  • Place towels/clothes (wet if possible) at the bottom of the door
  • Open windows, if possible
  • Stay close to the floor if there is a lot of smoke

If your clothes catch fire

  • Drop to the ground
  • Roll to smother the flames. If someone else's clothes catch fire have them stop, drop and roll. Try to smother the flames with a piece of clothing.

Fire Extinguishers

To using an Extinguisher, think "PASS"

  • PULL the safety pin at the top of the extinguisher.
  • AIM the nozzle/hose at the base of the flames
  • SQUEEZE or press the handle.
  • SWEEP from side to side at the base of the fire until it is out.

Know your Extinguisher:

  • Type A (green triangle) - use for paper and wood
  • Type B (red square) - use for flammable liquids such as gas, oil, paint
  • Type C (blue circle) - use for electrical fires involving wires or appliances.

Fire Evacuation


Gas and Biohazards

Spills and Leaks: Radiation, Biohazards or Chemical Agent

If you cannot control or contain the spill through individual department procedures, dial 36111 (external 613-533-6111).

Localized Minor Chemical Spill/Leak

Familiarize yourself with your department's control individual procedures, which cover:

  • evacuation of the immediate area
  • containment and control appropriate personal protective equipment
  • incident documentation and investigation
  • notification of the Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Major Chemical Spill/Leak

If the spill/leak exceeds the capacity of your department's individual procedures or if you are in doubt as to how to handle the spill:

  • Evacuate the immediate area.
  • Dial 36111 (external 613-533-6111) and inform Campus Security of
    • exact location of spill/leak
    • name and nature of chemical, its hazards.
    • volume or extent of leak
    • any person(s) who may have been contaminated

Campus Security will then notify the appropriate internal and external agencies.

Asbestos Disturbances

Call the Campus Security at 36111 (external 613-533-6111) if you discover or disturb fibrous asbestos material.