Emergency Procedures

Emergencies, disasters, accidents and injuries can occur at any time and without warning. Being prepared to handle emergencies is an individual as well as an organizational responsibility. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that employees are aware of safety procedures and emergency protocol.

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Emergency and Non-Emergency Numbers

Emergency & non-emergency numbers at UBC to assist you with getting to help as quickly as possible.

Active Shooter

An active shooter is a person actively shooting at people, usually at random, in a confined or populated area.

Bomb Threat

Bomb threats can be received by telephone, note, letter or email.


A major earthquake could occur at any time in British Columbia.


Situations requiring evacuation include fire, hazardous material release, bomb threats and earthquakes.

Fire Safety

Know your building's evacuation procedure and always exit the building in the event of a fire alarm.

First Aid & AED

First Aid is an important part of addressing an injury.

Hazardous Materials

Any uncontrolled release of hazardous materials is considered a spill and should be dealt with in an appropriate manner.

Personal Security

Personal security options available include, but not limited to, AMS Safe walk, shuttle buses and campus blue phones.

Prepare for an Emergency

Being prepared to handle an emergency is an individual as well as an organizational responsibility.