Fire Warden Duties
The Fire Warden's primary responsibility is to manage the evacuation of all persons from his/her designated area during a fire or other emergency.
Fire Wardens will be selected from different areas in each building. Once selected he/she is responsible for the following:
- obtaining and reviewing a copy of the Fire Safety Plan of their respective building
- becoming familiar with their work areas, exits and the locations of fire hoses/extinguishers and pull stations
- becoming familiar with persons requiring assistance in their assigned area, ensuring that Campus Safety is up-to-date in regards to persons requiring assistance
Fire Wardens will carry out the following responsibilities:
- Advice all persons within your assigned area to evacuate via the nearest safe exit during a fire or other emergency.
- Assist in the evacuation of persons with disabilities.
- Once your assigned area is clear, ensure that the entrance into the building is not congested. Direct people away from the entrance of the buildings.
- Promptly follow all instructions provided by Campus Safety and the Mississauga Fire Department.
- Participating in Fire Drills in their respective buildings.
- Attending bi-annual Fire Warden Training sessions.
- Reporting and fire hazards to Campus Safety and the Department of Facilities Management and Planning.
- Ensure that Campus Safety and the assigned back-up Fire Warden is aware of any scheduled absence.
When a fire or other emergency occurs in your area:
- Leave the area affected by fire/emergency, ensure that all persons in the immediate vicinity are aware and exit immediately.
- Close all doors behind you.
- Activate the fire alarm signal by pulling the manual 'pull station.'
- Telephone Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services via (911) from a safe location.
- Exit the building and report and relevant information to Campus Safety or Mississauga Fire Department.
When a fire or other emergency occurs in another area:
- Initiate any pre-planned procedures for persons requiring assistance.
- Check your designated search area, advising all persons in your area to promptly evacuate in a calm manner.
- Shut down the following; hazardous laboratory equipment, processes, machinery and pressurized cylinders.
- Check all meeting rooms and washrooms in your assigned area. Before entering any room, feel the doorknob for heat. Open the door slowly, if you feel pressure or a hot draft close the door and move on. Report the area to Campus Safety or MFD when you reach you exit point.
- If safe to do so, conduct second check of assigned area.
- When you exit the building ensure that fire routes are clear and all persons are in the designated waiting area.
- Do not allow re-enter until the 'all clear' is given by MFD.