Reminder: Lockdown and fire evacuation drills Jan. 20
January 15, 2015

Wherever you are on campus, practise what to do in an emergency during lockdown and fire evacuation drills on Tuesday, Jan. 20.


Make every effort to conceal yourself and barricade your space as if an armed intruder were on campus, e.g.

  • Put your phone on silent or vibrate – and remain quiet
  • Turn out lights and other audio-visual equipment
  • Remove backpacks and other items from desks (so that it looks like no one is in the room)
  • If you’re in an open space, move to a room with a door or, if safe to do so, leave the building
  • If you’re in a room with a door that won’t lock or swings outward, get creative about how you might keep it closed in a real emergency


  • 9 a.m., Barrie
  • 9:15 a.m., Orillia
  • 9:30 a.m., Midland
  • 9:45 a.m., Muskoka (Bracebridge)
  • 10 a.m., South Georgian Bay (Collingwood)
  • 10:15 a.m., Owen Sound
  • 10:30 a.m., Orangeville

Fire evacuation

Respond as though a fire is in your building, e.g.

  • Close all doors and windows – but do not lock them
  • Evacuate using the closest designated emergency exit and stairwell; do not use the elevators
  • Help move those with mobility issues to an “Area of Refuge” at the top of a stairwell, well off to the side to allow those evacuating to continue to exit the building
  • Move at least 30 metres away from the building, leaving clear access for emergency services

The alarm will sound at 11 a.m. at all campuses, except Barrie.

Timing for Barrie:

  • 10 a.m., Buildings F, A and J and student residence
  • 10:30 a.m., Buildings H, D and E
  • 11 a.m., Buildings C, B, K and M

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Drills that are deferred due to weather-related campus closures will be held Thursday, Jan. 22.