Fire Safety and Prevention

What to do if you hear fire alarm bells: 
1. Stay calm
2. Evacuate the building. Close and lock the door behind you and walk quickly to the nearest marked exit and alert others to do the same
3. Assist persons who may be experiencing difficulty in exiting the building
4. Never use elevators during fire alarms. Use the fire stairs to exit the building 
5. Once outside, move at least 500m away from any entrances of the affected building 
6. Keep clear of any roads, fire routes, hydrants or walkways for emergency vehicles and personnel
7. A Campus Emergency Operations Centre may be set up near the emergency site
8. Keep clear of the Emergency Operations Centre unless you have official business
9. Do not return into the building unless told to do so by Police Services or a Fire Warden 

**Always treat any fire alarm as if there is a real fire. If you hear the fire alarm bells ringing, ALWAYS evacuate the building immediately. Do not go back into the building for any reason unless you are told it is safe to do so. ** 

What to do if you discover a fire: 
1. Stay calm 
2. Activate the nearest wall-mounted fire alarm/pull station 
3. Call 9-1-1. If safe to do so, call Campus Safety at 905-569-4333 and give the exact location of the smoke or fire
4. Leave the building by the nearest safe exit 
* If doors are encountered on the way to an exit, feel the door knob for heat with the 
back of your hand. If it is not hot, brace yourself against the door and open it slightly. If you feel air pressure or a hot draft, close the door quickly and proceed to an alternate exit.  

What to do if you become trapped: 
1. Remain calm
2. Call 9-1-1 immediately
3. If in a room, attempt to keep smoke from entering the room
4. Use duct tape (if available) to seal cracks around the door. Place a towel or piece of clothing, perferably wet, at the bottom of the door to prevent smoke from entering
5. Stay low to the floor where the air is cleaner. If possible, signal for firefighters 

Fire Prevention

It is very important to ensure you are protected against fires by having working smoke alarms in your home, a fire escape plan and much more! Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services have created great resources available in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese

Click here to visit Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services website to learn more.