Fire & Emergency

Fire Instructions

IF A FIRE IS DISCOVERED IN A BUILDING:

  • Sound the alarm by tripping a manual Pull station while exiting.
  • Evacuate the building in an orderly manner, to a designated safe holding area away from the building and fire lanes;
  • DO NOT USE ANY ELEVATOR;
  • Report the fire by calling 7-911 from a safe location;
  • Give the building name and location of the fire;
  • Report the fire to Safety & Security by calling 585-1103; if safe to do so;
  • If corridors are smoke filled and exiting is dangerous, find safe shelter and contact Security by dialing 585-1103, advising of your location;
  • If special assistance is required to evacuate the building due to physical limitations, find safe shelter and contact Safety & Security by dialing 585-1103, advising of your location and condition.

IF THE ALARM SOUNDS:

  • Evacuate the building in an orderly manner, to a designated safe holding area away from the building and fire lanes;
  • DO NOT USE ANY ELEVATOR;
  • If corridors are smoke filled and exiting is dangerous, find safe shelter and contact Security by dialing 585-1103, advising of your location and condition;
  • Report any pertinent information to Emergency Responders (Security, Fire, EMS).

IMPORTANT:

Fire alarm and fire protection equipment is to be used only in the case of fire or other emergency. Tampering with fire protection equipment or falsely initiating a fire alarm is punishable under the Criminal Code of Canada.

Following an evacuation, no one shall enter the building until informed to do so by a member of Acadia University's Safety & Security staff.

NOTE: Silencing of the alarm bells does not indicate that it is safe to enter the building.

The nearest Fire Alarm Pull Station is Located: ________________________

The nearest EXIT is:

1._______________________________________________________________

2._______________________________________________________________

Designated Safe Holding Area is: ___________________________________

Alternate is: _____________________________________________________

 

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Suspicious Activity

IDENTIFIED BY:

Height : ___________________________   Gender: ___________________________

Weight: _______________  Clothing: _________________________________________________

Dist. Characteristic: _____________________________________________________

Direction/Method of Travel : ______________________________________________

Vehicle Description: _____________________________________________________

License Plate Number: ___________________________________________________

Do not attempt to apprehend or interfere with any situation if your personal safety may be in jeopardy.

Get a description of the suspect. Note height, weight, gender, approximate age, clothing and other distinguishing characteristics, direction and mode of travel. Note the license plate number, colour and make of any vehicle involved.

Call 585-1103 immediately. Give your name, location and nature of the situation. If safe to do so, remain where you are until Safety & Security arrives.

 

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Hazardous Materials Release

CHEMICAL SPILLS

1. Small spills of non-hazardous chemicals:

  • contain spill;
  • if spilled material is combustible, remove sources of ignition;
  • call Safety & Security at 585-1103, giving your name and the nature of location of spill;
  • begin clean-up; using appropriate P.P.E. (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • contact the OH&S Office regarding the disposal of contaminated waste. 

2. Large spills or spills of hazardous materials;

  • evacuate the area, closing the door behind you;
  • sound the building alarm and leave the building;
  • move 100 meters from the building and meet Safety & Security or Fire
  • Department personal to provide information on the nature of the emergency;
  • re-enter the building only when Safety & Security declares it safe to do so.
  • notify OH&S Office. 

GAS LEAKS

Includes leaks of flammable, combustible, corrosive or toxic gases, oxygen and spills of cryogenic liquids.

1. Small leaks of no-hazardous gas:

  • Attempt to find and stop the source of the leak;
  • Call Safety & Security at 585-1103 giving your name and the nature and location of the leak.

2. Large leaks or leaks of hazardous gas:

  • Evacuate the area closing the door behind you;
  • Sound the alarm and leave the building;
  • Move 100meters away from the building and meet Safety & Security or Fire -Department personnel to provide information on the nature of the emergency;
  • Re-enter the building only when Safety & Security declares it safe to do so.
  • Notify OH&S office.

If you have any doubts about your safety or that of others in the area of a spill or leak, evacuate immediately and sound the building alarm.

 

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 Serious Injury, Illness or Death

Do not move a seriously injured person except in a life threatening situation.

Someone should stay with the person while another person calls FOR HELP(7-911). Give your name, location, and telephone. Give as much information as possible about the situation. Report to Safety & Security at 585-1103.

Keep the injured person as calm and comfortable as possible. If necessary, administer First Aid.

Remain with the person until Safety & Security or medical assistance arrives.

All injuries or accidents must be reported on forms available at your Department office.

In the event of accidental serous injury or death, ensure OH&S office is notified.

 

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Bomb Threat

Bomb Threats are usually received by telephone.

Should you receive a bomb threat, remain calm and attempt to obtain as much information as possible from the caller.

While talking to the caller, have someone call 585-1103 to immediately advise Safety & Security of the bomb threat.

As soon as the caller hangs up, call 585-1103 and give Safety & Security all the relevant information (time you received the call, location of the bomb, type of device and time it is set to explode).

Inform your supervisor. Stand by and await instructions.

Senior staff in charge of the building is responsible for coordinating a response to the threat.

Should you notice a suspicious object or package, contact 585-1103 and your supervisor. Under no circumstances should you touch, tamper with or move any suspicious object.

If instructed to evacuate, move 100 meters from the building. Do not re-enter the building until instructed to do so by Safety & Security.

BOMB THREAT TELEPHONE CHECKLIST

COMPILE DURING OR IMMEDIATELY AFTER BOMB THREAT

When the bomb threat is received, be calm and courteous. Listen. Do not interrupt the caller. Get the attention of a colleague while the caller is on the line in order to notify 585-1103 IMMEDIATELY.

Time : __________________________ Date : _________________________

Callers Identity:

______Male  ______ Female  _____ Adult _____ Juvenile _____Approximate Age

Origin of Call:

_____ Local  _____ Long Distance  _____ Booth  _____ Internal

Bomb Facts:

When is the bomb going to explode? __________________________________________

Where is it located? Building _____________________  Area __________________

What kind of bomb is it? ___________________________________________________

What does it looks like? ____________________________________________________

What will cause it to explode? _______________________________________________

Why are you taking this action? ______________________________________________

 

NOTICE OF THE FOLLOWING SOUNDS:

VOICE CHARACTERISTICS SPEECH
      Loud Soft         Fast Slow
      Raspy Pleasant         Stutter Nasal
      Intoxicated Other         Slurred Lisp
                     
THREAT LANGUAGE ACCENT
      Excellent Good         Yes No
      Fair Poor            
      Foul Other            
                     
BACKGROUND NOISES MANNER
      Factory Machines           Calm Angry
      Office Machines           Rational Irrational
      Voices           Coherent Incoherent
      Queit           Deliberate Emotional
      Street Traffic           Self-righteous Laughing
      Airplanes           Party Atmosphere  
      Music              

 

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Using Portable Fire Extinguishers

FIRST THINGS FIRST:

In the event of a fire, safety and preservation of life are the first priorities. You are not required to fight a fire. If in doubt, get out! Never risk your life or safety to fight a fire!

Use this mental checklist to make a fight-or-flight decision. Attempt to use an extinguisher only if all of the following apply:

  • The building is being evacuated (the fire alarm has been pulled).
  • The Fire Department is being called (7-911).
  • The fire is small, contained and not spreading beyond its starting point.
  • The exit is clear, there is no imminent peril and you can fight the fire with your back to the exit.
  • You can stay low and avoid smoke.
  • The proper extinguisher is immediately at hand.
  • You've read the instructions and know how to use the extinguisher.

CHOOSE A PROPER EXTINGUISHER:

Follow these guidelines to ensure the proper selection and use of portable extinguishers.

Extinguishers must be easily accessible, near the exit from a room or space. That way, you can fight the fire with your back to the exit and make a quick escape if flames get out of control.

Every portable extinguisher is labeled A, B,  or C, which describes the types of fires that the extinguisher is effective against:

 

A is ordinary combustibles like wood, paper, and cloth;

 

B is flammable liquids, such as gasoline, toluene or cooking oil;

 

C is live electricity.

 

Virtually all portable extinguishers at Acadia are rated ABC, for use on all 3 classes. Check the label to be sure!

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USING EXTINGUISHERS EFFECTIVELY: When using a fire extinguisher, remember the acronym PASS:

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