SFU Burnaby

Instruction to Occupants

All SFU occupants should provide assistance to people with disabilities who may need help and assist visitors in leaving the occupied areas safely.

When discovering a fire

  • Leave the area
  • Close the door
  • Pull the nearest fire alarm
  • Evacuate the building via the nearest EXIT
  • Do NOT use the elevator, use the STAIRS
  • Call Security at 778.782.4500*) from a safe phone (ONLY if no response, call 911)
  • Proceed to the assembly area
  • Do not re-enter until authorized by Burnaby Fire Department or Campus Security

Campus Security will notify the Burnaby Fire Department and dispatch two security guards, one to the site of the fire and one to the traffic lights at the intersection of Gaglardi Road and University Dr., to guide the fire truck to the site.

If you hear the fire alarm

  • Evacuate the building immediately via the nearest exit
  • Do NOT use the elevator, use the STAIRS
  • Proceed to the assembly area to allow access by emergency vehicles
  • Do not re-enter until authorized by Burnaby Fire Department or Campus Security

Evacuation of classrooms

Faculty and teaching staff must cease instruction immediately upon hearing the fire alarm and direct students via the nearest emergency exit to the assembly areas.

Evacuation of mobility impaired persons

If you are staff and mobility impaired, you will need assistance during an evacuation. Make sure that you're listed with your Building Evacuation Coordinator so that fire wardens are aware of your location.

When on the ground floor or a floor with an emergency exit to the outside, exit via the nearest emergency exit and proceed to the assembly area

All other floors, proceed to the nearest refuge area.  Once you have arrived at the refuge area, ensure that the fire department is aware of your location and wait for rescue.

Fire evacuation personnel

Fire evacuation personnel at Burnaby Campus consist of Building Evacuation Coordinators (BEC's), fire wardens and their back ups.  Each building on campus has a Building Evacuation Coordinator (BEC) and at least one fire warden per floor or area and back-ups.

The BEC oversees the evacuation of the building during a fire alarm and report pertinent information received from fire wardens to responding Campus Security or fire department personnel.  A BEC back up is chosen from among the fire wardens and assumes the duties of the BEC in case of absence.

Fire wardens are responsible for assisting building occupants with a safe evacuation to outside assembly areas and report important information to the BEC.