Building evacuations

Some emergencies may require you to evacuate the building. The Local Building Emergency Coordinator in each building is responsible for developing a 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 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 assembly sites. It's a good idea to know the assembly sites of the building(s) you work or study in.

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