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1 Emergency Procedure for the Evacuation Teams at McGill University Fire Prevention Office Facilities Management, McGill University (514)

2 McGill University -SECURITY- Downtown Campus: MAC Campus: In case of fire 1 – Pull the manual fire alarm station 2 – Leave the building using stairways 3 – Do not use the elevators 4 – Once outside, move away from the building at a distance of 100 m 5 – Call the Montreal City Fire Dept. at

3 McGill University -SECURITY- Downtown Campus: MAC Campus: Objective: 1. Insure the safety of people when an emergency evacuation is necessary. 2. Inform the evacuation team on their duties during emergencies.

4 McGill University -SECURITY- Downtown Campus: MAC Campus: Procedure: The following are descriptions of the duties of each type of emergency monitor. As a rough guide, each exit leading from a floor area should be provided with an exit monitor and each monitor should have 2 searchers working with him or her.

5 McGill University -SECURITY- Downtown Campus: MAC Campus: Evacuation of Buildings How does one do it? 1. Communicate the urgency to people. 2. Direct people towards the nearest safe exit. 3. Direct people to a specific meeting place outside and away from the building. 4. Provide information requested by Security or the Fire Department about the incident and give details about people needing assistance in the building.

6 McGill University -SECURITY- Downtown Campus: MAC Campus: Communicate the urgency Use the nearest manual pull station to signal an emergency. When the alarm is sounding Direct people to move towards the emergency exit quickly.

7 McGill University -SECURITY- Downtown Campus: MAC Campus: The nearest safe exit? Review the posted evacuation plans Physically locate your fire exits Make sure they can be accessed (locked door, furniture or other obstruction) At the time of an emergency, is the exit safe for evacuation?

8 McGill University -SECURITY- Downtown Campus: MAC Campus: Leaving the building Send everyone immediately to a location away from the building, to a predetermined meeting site, so that you may… keep people safe prevent the crowd from obstructing Firemen and Security operations prevent the crowd from returning to the building before authorized

9 McGill University -SECURITY- Downtown Campus: MAC Campus: Assisting authorities Provide information about : location or cause of the event injured people, if any people requiring assistance on the floors people refusing to evacuate

10 McGill University -SECURITY- Downtown Campus: MAC Campus: Evacuation teams Building Emergency Warden Proceed to a designated area clear of the Bldg and receive updates from monitors and provide this information to public emergency response personnel. Give the “all clear’’ to the evacuees once approved by the Fire Chief Floor Searchers / Sweepers Perform a tour of your floor to verify whether people are evacuating. Instruct individuals to leave via the nearest exit.

11 McGill University -SECURITY- Downtown Campus: MAC Campus: Evacuation teams Exit Monitors Proceed to your assigned exit and verify it is usable. Direct people toward this exit in a calm and orderly fashion. Await the signal (all clear) from your Floor Searchers Provide aid to those so requiring, ex. with disabilities Leave via the designated evacuation route Report to the Bldg Emergency Warden

12 McGill University -SECURITY- Downtown Campus: MAC Campus: Evacuation teams Building Exit Monitors Advise evacuees to move clear of the building. They direct all students trying to enter the building, to the meeting site

13 McGill University -SECURITY- Downtown Campus: MAC Campus: Evacuation teams Procedure for people with disabilities A monitor shall stay with theses people, close to the emergency exit Exit monitor will advise the Bldg Emergency Warden, which will in turn advise the Fire Chief Firemen will evacuate these people if there is a need to do so.

14 For all emergencies,Call 911 When you have evacuated to a safe location, please make the call. Do not attempt to interrupt the alarms on your panel. You should not touch this equipment. The fire alarm system is connected to a central monitoring station, who will automatically call the Fire Department.

15 McGill University -SECURITY- Downtown Campus: MAC Campus: Identification of evacuation team members We ask that the evacuation team members be identified by something they wear, for Security and the Fire Department.

16 McGill University -SECURITY- Downtown Campus: MAC Campus: Your Fire Prevention Office James Ferrier Building 840 Dr Penfield, suite 408 Montréal, QC H3A 1A4 Tel: (514)


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