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Fire safety while social distancing

June 16, 2020 — 

Now that some occupants are returning to University buildings, there may be some new challenges in relation to campus safety.

In the event of a fire alarm, all building occupants are required to evacuate. To help maintain social distancing, always be aware of your nearest exit at any given time.

Most people will use familiar exits or only leave the way they came in during an evacuation. This can cause crowding and difficulty maintaining distance at popular exits.

Use the nearest exit

Utilizing the nearest exit will reduce crowding and allow for a faster evacuation. While the building may only have one controlled entrance at this time, any exit can be used to leave the building in the event of a fire alarm or emergency.

When exiting, move away from the building to ensure there is space for everyone to leave the building and to be able to maintain social distance.

When returning to the building after the all clear is given, make sure to wash your hands as soon as possible.

Call 911 and Security Services

In the event of a medical emergency, when calling 911 make sure to let them know which entrance is being used as the point of entry.

If possible, also contact Security Services so they will be able to respond and assist the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service with access to the building.

Dial 555 from any University phone or #555 on any Rogers or BellMTS cell phone. You can also call 204-474-9341 from any other phone.

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