Fire Safety / Faculty Role (SAFE Campus)
Where can you find fire safety information for the Thunder Bay Campus?
The 2017 - 2018 Fire Safety Instructions outlines the basics for fire safety planning in your department, school, office or classroom.
The instructions include:
- fire emergency procedures,
- fire emergency preparedness,
- fire emergency response,
- fire protection measures,
- alternative measures during fire protection system shutdowns,
- fire safety guidelines,
- classification of fires and fire extinguishers,
- outdoor emergency meeting locations,
- inclement weather sheltering locations,
- Fire Watch duties and Fire Watch form,
- Thunder Bay Fire Rescue School Decoration Policy, and
- Office of the Fire Marshall Fire Safety Guidelines for Recycling Program in Schools.
What do you need to know about fire drills as a faculty member at the Thunder Bay Campus?
Fire drills are critical learning opportunities, during which your students will look to you for direction.
You need to be prepared:
- Review the floor plans posted on each floor of your building.
- Check the “We Share the Space” posters in all classrooms for the location of the two exits nearest your classroom.
- Know the primary and alternate evacuation routes from each classroom, lab or shop in which you will be teaching.
- Identify your emergency meeting location: a safe outdoor spot well away from the building (identified in the Fire Safety Instructions ) where you and your students will gather.
- Review the 2017 / 2018 Fire Safety Instructions
- At the beginning of each semester, advise your students that fire drills will be held, and that all members of the College community are expected to participate.
- Review the drill routine with your students.
During a fire drill:
- When the fire alarm sounds, calmly proceed to the nearest exit, directing your students to follow you.
- Close, but do not lock doors.
- Use the stairs: do not use the elevator.
- Follow the instructions of fire wardens, Security Guards and emergency personnel.
- Quickly move away from the building, but do not run or crowd.
- Move to your emergency meeting location.
- If weather is inclement, move to the nearest safe building.
- Do not re-enter the building until notified in person by emergency personnel that it is safe to do so.