Building evacuation

A variety of situations may require building evacuation including fire, hazardous materials release, earthquake and more.  Though the reason for evacuation may not be immediately clear, always evacuate at the sound of an alarm and follow the directions of wardens, building evacuation coordinators, security and first responders.


  • Evacuate when an alarm sounds or when instructed to do so by emergency/safety personnel
  • Exit the building via the nearest safe exit
  • Close doors behind you
  • Proceed to the assembly area
  • Do not re-enter the building until authorized by emergency/safety personnel

Building assembly area maps

Review the assembly areas maps by campus and building below:

(Note: These maps are updated often due to construction. Please check back frequently.)


If you observe a hazard that may require evacuation, notify your supervisor and contact Campus Security.  

Mobility challenges

Important: If you are SFU staff and faculty with mobility related disabilities, ensure that you are listed with your Building Evacuation Coordinator. They will coordinate your assistance during an evacuation.

  • If you are on the ground floor/viable 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

Mass evacuation – Burnaby campus

Review mass evacuation procedures for Burnaby campus in the event a hazard requires temporary and rapid removal of everyone from the campus.