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Security and Emergency Procedures
- Any immediate security or safety concerns should be directed to campus security. In order to receive a quick response, call the phone number for your campus.
Casa Loma campus security
Location: 146 Kendal Ave., Building E, main floor (main entrance)
St. James campus security
Location: 200 King St. E., Building A, first floor (main entrance)
- Elevators are also equipped with emergency telephones that are connected directly to campus security.
Fire Emergency Procedures
- Familiarize yourself with the fire exit locations and fire exit routes on your campus.
- St. James campus Buildings SJA and SJD have a two-stage fire alarm. Stage one (slow alarm) is a warning stage. You are not required to leave the building during stage one, but you must prepare to leave. Stage two (fast alarm) is the evacuation stage. You must leave the building when the stage two fire alarm sounds.
- All other George Brown College buildings (including Casa Loma campus and Waterfront campus) have a one-stage fire alarm. You must leave the building when the fire alarm sounds.
- If you discover smoke or fire on campus, leave the fire area immediately and close the doors behind you. Activate the fire alarm system (using a pull station). Telephone the Fire Department at 911 (or dial 9-911 from a college telephone). State your name, the nature of the emergency and the exact location (e.g., George Brown College, 200 King St. E., St. James campus, Building A, Room 295F). Leave the building via the designated fire exit. Do not use the elevators.
- If you encounter smoke in a stairwell, use an alternate stairwell.
- If the fire alarm sounds while you are in class, your teacher will escort the class directly out of the building via the designated fire exit. Do not use the elevators.
- If you need assistance to safely evacuate the building, move to the elevator lobby for that floor (Emergency Evacuation Designated Waiting Area). Stay in place. Remain calm. Emergency services will respond to your location and help you to evacuate. If you have an assistant, your assistant must advise the fire marshal, campus security or the fire department of your location. If you are unescorted, you should remain in the Emergency Evacuation Designated Waiting Area and await the arrival of emergency services. You should not enter the stairwell nor should you allow yourself to be carried down a stairwell unless there is immediate danger and it is absolutely necessary (that is, fire or smoke is near the Emergency Evacuation Designated Waiting Area). Do not use the elevators.
- Proceed to a safe location away from the building entrances in order to maintain unobstructed access for emergency vehicles and Toronto Fire Service equipment. You must not return to the building until college officials provide permission.
Medical Emergency Procedures
- In the case of a medical emergency on campus, contact security by calling the direct line for your campus or by using the yellow emergency call boxes installed in the hallways. Campus security and the first aid teams communicate through two-way radio and both will be dispatched to the location.
- If a college staff member is unavailable or the nature of the emergency requires immediate action, call 911 first (9-911 from college phones) and then notify college personnel as soon as possible.
- Most labs and workshops also have their own first aid kits.