Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety

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Fire Emergency Procedures

In case of fire

  1. Close the door as you leave the room
  2. Pull the nearest fire alarm (located at any exit)
  3. Evacuate the building. DO NOT use elevators. Proceed to an assembly area across the street and away from the building.
  4. Report the fire.

When you hear fire alarm

  1. Evacuate the building via nearest exit and DO NOT use elevators
  2. Proceed to an assembly area across the street and away from the building
  3. Keep access ways and roadways clear
  4. Await instructions from Campus Security
  5. When the 'All Clear' signal is given, re-enter the building through the main entrance

Note

  • It is mandatory for University buildings to be evacuated during any fire alarm.
  • Report all fires, no matter how small, to the University Emergency Report Centre, 36111.
  • Report the smell of smoke of undetermined origin to the University Emergency Report Centre, 36111.
  • Attempt to extinguish the fire only if you can do so safely.
  • Familiarize yourself with the location of fire exits and fire extinguishers in your area.

Mobility Impaired

If the fire alarm sounds and you are on the ground floor,

  • Exit the building by normal means

If the fire alarm sounds and you are above or below the ground floor,

  • Telephone the University Emergency Report Centre, 36111.
  • Tell the dispatcher that your fire alarm is sounding but you are mobility impaired and cannot leave your floor area. If you smell smoke, or are in immediate danger, inform the dispatcher.
  • Provide your exact location - Floor and Room Number.
  • Provide the phone number and extension you are calling from. It is IMPERATIVE that this number can receive return calls. Note that PAY telephones generally cannot receive incoming calls.

Note: Kingston Fire Department, Queens Security, and Environmental Health and Safty will all respond to the scene within 2-3 minutes of a fire alarm.

Availability of telephones

It is reasonable to assume that if a building is occupied and open for business, telephones will be available in offices, etc. In cases, such as evening lectures where only the lecture theatre or classroom is open, you are encouraged to contact the University Emergency Report Centre beforehand, and provide them with pertinent information, such as location, duration of stay, etc.