Emergency Management - List
Civil Disturbance or Demonstration
Most campus demonstrations will be peaceful and business should continue as usual.
- Avoid provoking or obstructing demonstrators.
- Avoid the area of disturbance.
- If the disturbance is outside continue with your normal routine. Stay away from doors or windows.
- If a class or lecture is disrupted, the offending person(s) should be asked to leave. If they refuse, dismiss the class, and call police if necessary (or have another per-son call and report back to you)
Tornado - Shelter in Place
Stay calm and follow these instructions.
- If outdoors, take cover in a ditch or natural depression, away from power lines, buildings, and trees.
- If inside, seek shelter in the lowest part of the building, away from windows. Interior hallways and rooms are preferable. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS.
- After the storm, leave the building and move to The building’s muster point. (See front page for Muster point location) Leave lane ways clear for emergency personnel. Do not re-enter the evacuated building unless you are told it is safe to do so by the emergency management team (EMT) or building manager.
- Call 911 for a medical emergency. For building emergencies (e.g., gas leak, flooding, etc.), call Facility Maintenance at (403)-786-2557 after the storm has passed.
- If necessary, an Incident Command Center (ICC) will be established on campus and information will be directed from the ICC to the building managers.
- If you receive or discover a suspicious package, letter or object, do not touch, tam-per with, or move it.
- Report immediately to the building manager.
Characteristics of suspicious letters and packages:
- Writing—Handwriting of sender is not familiar or shows a foreign style. Cut and paste or rub on letters used. Common words or titles are misspelled, or special instructions such as “fragile”, “confidential”, or “do not delay” are on the package.
- Contents—Protruding wires or components; oily outer wrapping or envelope; feels like package contains a powdery substance; is buzzing, ticking or has a slosh-ing sound.
- Smell—Almond smell or other suspicious odors.
- Balance—The letter is lopsided, unusually thick, uses a large amount of tape, has irregular shape, soft spots or bulges, or the package is unusually heavy for its size.
- Origin—Postmark doesn’t match the return address, no return address, or the name of the sender is unusual and unknown.
- Postage—Excessive or inadequate postage.
Major Utilities Failure
For any gas, electrical, plumbing, or heating/ventilation failures call (9) 403-782-3381, x4130 (x4130 on Campus phones) or the Facility Maintenance Emergency on-call number after regular business hours at (9) 403-7862557.
- If you smell gas, turn off the source/appliance and evacuate the immediate area.
- If the smell is extremely strong, evacuate the building by using the fire alarm pull station. Follow Evacuation Procedures found under Building Evacuation.
- Unplug sensitive equipment if it isn’t connected to a surge protector.
- Check elevators for trapped individuals.
- Stay away from downed power lines.
- Emergency lighting will only stay on for a short time. Please immediately exit the areas that will be unsafe to move around in when those lights go out.
- If personal safety allows, shut off electrical equipment and evacuate area.
- Do not enter an area where live electrical circuits are in contact with water.
Report all heating failures to Facility Maintenance during office hours at (9) (403)-782-3381, x4130 (x4130 on campus phones) Call (9) (403)-786-2557 after regular business hours.
Facility Maintenance hours of operation: 7:30am-5pm Monday-Thursday, 7:30am-11:30am Friday.
Call 911 (or 9-911 on campus phone), if the situation requires immediate medical attention.
For suspected poisoning, drug overdose, or medication concerns, call—(9) 1-800-332-1414.
One of the most important things you can do for the paramedics is to get a history on the patient. Find out medications they are on, allergies they may have, any existing medical conditions they may have, any drugs they may have taken or poisons they may have ingested. If possible, have the container available for the paramedic.
There are individuals in your building trained in First aid and CPR and first aid kits located in the building for you to use.
For those with A.E.D training, there is an A.E.D. available in the pool area at the PE Centre and one at Outward Pursuits.
The Student Health Services Coordinator is available for non-emergencies at x4002.
Refer to first aid instructions for more information and first aid kit location.
Know the location of fire extinguishers in your area and know how to use them. Fire extinguisher training is available for your department through Facility Maintenance at x4130.
- Activate the fire alarm system at the nearest pull station.
- Call (9) 911
- Call (9) (403) 786-9009 to notify the Burman emergency team
- Know and follow the building evacuation plan and know what you are responsible for in that plan.
- Evacuate building by walking to the nearest safe exit. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS.
- Meet at the designated muster point.
- Do not re-enter building until directed to do so by a member of Emergency management team or building manager
- Activate the fire alarm system at the nearest pull station to evacuate the building.
- Call (9) 911
- Use the appropriate fire extinguisher. Do not place yourself in any danger.
- Remember PASS
1. Pull the pin
2. Aim at the base of the fire
3. Squeeze the trigger
4. Sweep from side to side
Please notify Facility Maintenance at x4130 of any fire extinguisher that has been discharged, lost pressure, or is out of date.
- Everyone is required to exit a building when the fire alarm is activated and/or asked to do so by the building manager or Emergency Management Team. Please walk to the nearest exit and ask others to do the same.
- If there is a fire, check all closed doors for smoke coming through and touch han-dle to see if it is hot. If you notice either, and there is an alternate evacuation route, take that route. If you need to proceed, stay low to the floor to stay under the smoke.
- DO NOT use elevators.
- Help individuals with disabilities if they need assistance.
- Move to your muster point and do not return unless told to do so by the building manager or the Emergency Management Team. (See front page for Muster point location.)
- Keep streets and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel
· Take caller seriously. Remain calm.
· Ask lots of questions. Use the form in the Emergency Flip Chart to help.
· Take notes on everything said, any background noise you hear, accents, etc.
· Try to get someone to phone the police while you are talking to the caller. If this isn’t possible, call the police immediately following the call at 911 . Use a different phone as they may be able to trace the caller on the phone that received the call if it is not used again.
· Contact the building manager (Number on the front of the Emergency Chart). The building manager will then evacuate the building.
· Employees should make a cursory inspection of their immediate area and report any suspicious objects to the building manager after they reach the muster point. DO NOT TOUCH THE OBJECT. Please take all personal effects with you when you leave (Purse, Lunch, etc.) Leave all filing cabinets and storage areas unlocked in your immediate vicinity to aid in the bomb search
· Move to the muster point and do not re-enter the building unless instructed to do so by your building manager or the Emergency Management Team. (See front page for muster point location.)
First Aid Instructions
-Click here to view instructions-
Violent Crime/Active Shooter
- Get off campus if you aren’t in immediate danger. Move away from danger.
- Get to a securable area and lock and/or barricade the door as much as possible. If possible, avoid washrooms, public hall-ways and auditoriums.
- First, call the on Campus Emergency phone at (403) 786-9009 to initiate a cam-pus wide lockdown. If possible, have someone else call (9) 911 report back to you. If no one is available, call 911 AFTER initiating the lockdown.
- Close and stay away from windows and doors. Turn cell phones to silent and stay quiet.
- Lockdown takes precedence over the Fire alarm. Do not leave a safe place unless you see evidence of fire.
- Do not open doors for anyone after they are secure, until told to do so by the police, or Emergency Management Team.
If you are not in a building, move swiftly away from the sound of gunfire and try to place something between you and the shooter. Listen for directions from the police.
After the crises has ended, there will be a meeting for students and employees to update everyone and to review post crises services. Please check your burman email for updates on when and where this will take place.
Disturbing, Disruptive, Self Destructive, or Threatening Behaviour
Burman believes the health and well-being of students and the campus community is of primary importance and therefore retains the right to intervene as deemed necessary to help protect life and safety.
Observations of behaviors and activities that appear to jeopardize, threaten or endanger the health and safety of students or others will be carefully evaluated. Such observations may include a suicidal ideation or gesture, self injurious actions, aberrant behaviour or other physical and mental health condition that may compromise the safety of students or others.
If you see someone presenting these or other concerning behaviors:
- Call 911 if there is an immediate danger to person or property.
- Call campus security at (403) 318-8221. Security will take the information and may ask you to write up an incident report on what you observed. You can also go to burmanu.ca/security and fill out an incident report for non emergency situations.
- Security or burman administration to contact you for follow up information.
If you find yourself dealing with an overwhelming situation or you are having difficulty dealing with emotions you are having and you want to talk with someone, Burman University wants to help. We have counsellors on site as well as others in the community available to help you.
Call ext.4141 to set up an appointment.