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  • Related Documents:  Evacuation Procedure and Evacuation of Disabled Persons Guidelines
  • Approval Dates:  March 1993, April 2001, January 2004, August 2007, September 2011
  • Approved by:  Vice President, Administration and Finance
  • Jurisdiction:  Vice President, Administration and Finance; Campus Facilities & Sustainability; Integrated Risk Management (IRM)


It is the responsibility of the University to safeguard the Ryerson community in the event of fire or other emergencies requiring the evacuation of University buildings.  Each member of the Ryerson community has personal responsibilities for fire safety and evacuation which are integral to these safeguards.

The University will ensure that the evacuation process works smoothly and efficiently by:

1.         maintaining the fire alarm systems in operable condition;

2.         disseminating and prominently displaying information necessary to the location of primary and alternate exits;

3.         appointing and training personnel as fire wardens where required and/or requested;

4.         holding fire drills requiring the evacuation of buildings.

Emergency Telephone Number

All Emergencies: Dial 80


This policy shall be under the jurisdiction of the Vice President, Administration and Finance.  The application and interpretation of this policy and associated procedures is the joint responsibility of Campus Facilities & Sustainability, and the Department of Integrated Risk Management (IRM).