In All Emergencies Dial “5000”
Algonquin College maintains a variety of systems, measures and procedures, within the context of an emergency management framework, intended to help ensure your safety on campus. These include:
- 24 Hour Security Service
- Extensive electronic security applications
- Emergency phone system
- Internal emergency phone number
- Integrated “911” services
- Emergency broadcast system
- Policies and procedures for emergency management, fire safety, evacuation, bomb threats, critical violent acts, suspicious activity and a variety of other emergency circumstances that may affect the College.
Fire safety is one of the most prevalent concerns in the College. The Fire Safety Plan is integrated within the Emergency Management Framework. A stand-alone version of the Fire Safety Plan can be reviewed here.
Information related to these procedures is routinely distributed to staff and students through orientation programs, awareness materials and more comprehensive training efforts. General Emergency Procedures have been developed for each campus and can be downloaded by clicking on the following links.
Click here for a map of Woodroffe Campus showing the distribution of emergency services such as first aid stations, defibrillators, emergency phones and collection points for persons with disabilities. Specific, detailed instructions for persons with disabilities can be viewed here.
As in any community, it is important to understand that emergency preparedness starts with each and every individual. It is essential that every member of the College community take a few moments to think about your individual plans and how you might respond in any emergency. Please contribute to the overall safety of our community by being conscientious about your own individual plans.
Community Based Emergencies
Algonquin College Emergency Procedures are intended to provide specific direction for staff and students of the College related to emergencies that may arise from within the College.
The broader community may also be exposed to a variety of emergencies that could have a significant impact on the operations of the College and that may require staff and students be informed and follow specific directions. In many instances, however, these directions may simply consist of an advisory that no actions are necessary and that the College is continuing with normal operations.
Examples of common types of community emergencies might be those stemming from nearby fires, explosions, public health emergencies, power outages, weather events, accidents or a range of major emergencies that could impact the College community.
In these circumstances College officials gather all possible information in order to assess the possible impacts and formulate an appropriate response by the College. The College then communicates this information to the College community through emergency communications.
If you become aware of a major community emergency developing:
- Stay informed by monitoring public media and social media as well as College social media, website, email and emergency broadcasts
- Continue normal operations unless directed otherwise by College officials through any of the above means
The excerpts from the College Emergency Management Plan shown in the navigation bar on the right side of this page are provided for general information regarding common types of community emergencies and identify typical measures that might be taken in response.
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)