Building evacuations

Some emergencies may require you to evacuate the building. The Building Emergency Coordinator in each building is responsible for maintaining the  building emergency plan. This plan identifies the Building and Floor Emergency Coordinators who will help with the evacuation, and indicates the meeting areas outside.

The Building Emergency Coordinators in each academic or service building (BECs & FECs) are visible in their orange vests with "UVic" and the building name on the back of the vest. They will guide people out of the building to pre-designated safe areas known as Building Emergency Assembly Points. It's a good idea to know the assembly points of the building(s) you work or study in.

Buildings in Residence also have identified Building Emergency Assembly Points. In this area Community Leaders (CL's) take on a leadership role in encouraging people to evacuate the building when needed. 

The drop-down list below provides the Building Emergency Assembly Points for buildings on campus. Residence buildings are listed under the heading "Residence" followed by their neighbourhood (e.g. Residence - Gordon Head) rather than by specific building name.

Fire drills are conducted annually. Fire extinguisher training is available periodically to Building and Floor Emergency Coordinators to help them in their role.