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Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Procedures

Emergencies can happen at any time, often without warning.  It is important to be familiar with Sheridan’s emergency procedures to ensure your safety.  Knowing what to do in an emergency will also make real situations less stressful. 

You can prepare for emergencies by reviewing Sheridan’s emergency procedures and downloading Sheridan Alert on your phone.

 Active Shooter Procedure

ASSESS

  • Assess your situation.  Consider your options.
  • Take action

GET OUT

  • Get out immediately, if you can
  • Move as quickly as possible
  • Evacuate whether others agree to or not

HIDE

If you can’t get out, find a place to hide

  • Find a secure space
  • Lock and barricade doors. Turn off lights.
  • Be quiet. Hide.

DEFEND

Fighting is your absolute last resort if your life is in imminent danger. It’s your decision.

  • Improvise weapons
  • Be ready to fight for your life

COMMUNICATE

  • If safe to do so call 911, then call Campus Security at extension 4444

ALL CLEAR

  • “All Clear” will be announced through the PA system or Police will provide notice in person when it is safe

Active Shooter Procedure Questions and Answers (PDF, 110Kb) 

Hold and Secure

  • A Hold & Secure may occur when there is an ongoing threating situation, such as criminal activity, near campus.
  • Do not exit the building unless instructed to do so
  • Follow directions from emergency personnel

If you require any Sheridan emergency procedures, plans, or public safety information in an accessible format or with communication supports please contact beprepared@sheridancollege.ca or 905-845-9430 ext. 2879.

Medical Emergency

  • Call Campus Security at extension 4444, then call 911
  • Remain calm and comfort the sick or injured person
  • Provide first aid if you are certified
  • Follow directions from emergency personnel

Severe Weather

  • Be alert for weather warnings from Environment Canada
  • Take shelter
  • Download Sheridan Alert and check the Sheridan website to receive snow day and other weather closure notices

Click here to find out more information about weather-related closures at Sheridan.

Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities 

This Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities / Special Needs was prepared by the Government of Ontario’s Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency management in partnership with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario.

Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities (PDF, 2Mb) 

If you require any Sheridan emergency procedures, plans or public safety information in an accessible format or with communication supports please contact beprepared@sheridancollege.ca or 905-845-9430 ext. 2879.