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Evacuation of University Buildings in the Event of Fire or Other Emergency Policy


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.


In an emergency or if you have immediate safety or security concerns, call 911.

You can also reach Ryerson Security at 416-979-5040, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

External phones: 416-979-5040

Internal phones: 5040


Location: Victoria Building (VIC), 285 Victoria Street, 1st floor


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).