If an emergency threatens the safety of those inside a uOttawa building, people in the threatened area may be instructed to evacuate.


What is an evacuation?

An evacuation is a precaution in which everyone leaves the threatened area and goes to the safest and closest refuge.

When is evacuation necessary?

Emergencies that may require an evacuation include:

  • fires
  • bomb threats
  • releases of dangerous goods inside the building you’re in (chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear contaminants, for example)
  • structural damage.

Know your building! Be aware of all evacuation routes and manual fire alarms, as well as the evacuation assembly points for your building: