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Floor Wardens

BUILDING WARDEN & FLOOR WARDENS’ RESPONSIBILITIES

Building wardens and floor wardens are volunteers who will assist in evacuations during drills and actual emergencies.

 

Responsibilities:

When the alarm sounds, wardens immediately begin evacuation while assessing the situation and determining if the cause of the alarm is in the warden's area. The warden will determine whether there is a need to arrange aid for people who are injured or are in need of assistance. The floor warden will gently but firmly direct people to leave the building by the pre-arranged exit and to proceed to the designated Emergency Evacuation Control area at Drumheller Fountain. During an emergency evacuation, no one is to use an elevator except under the direction of a fire fighter. If for some reason the pre-arranged exit cannot be used, the floor warden directs the occupants to a safe, alternate exit, or place of refuge. The place of refuge on each floor is located at the stairwell. The floor warden will report the location of persons needing assistance to the building warden, who will then relay the information to responding emergency aid workers.

As people vacate the area, the warden checks each room to ensure that no one has been left behind. Particular attention should be paid to washrooms or other locations where people might not have heard the alarm. Special pre-arranged procedures may be needed for building occupants who, because of a disability or some other reason, need help to exit safely from the building.

Locked rooms pose a particular problem. The warden is unlikely to have keys on hand at the time of an alarm. Even with the keys, checking each locked room would unwisely delay the evacuation. The warden should knock loudly on locked doors to alert an occupant to the situation, and note locked rooms on their clipboard.

The floor warden normally follows the last occupant from the area out of the building, closing doors en route. Once the warden is outside of the building, the second phase of the plan begins. One warden normally remains outside the exit to keep people from re- entering the building until the emergency is over and the building is deemed safe by proper authorities. It is often necessary to insist that people move the minimum 50 meters from the building to make sure that an explosion or falling objects do not injure by-standers. It is also important to keep entrances clear so fire fighters, ambulance attendants and other emergency personnel can easily carry out their duties.

Once the building is evacuated, wardens will secure exits in a way that does not compromise their own safety. While one warden secures an exit, other wardens will report to the building warden. Taking up a position at a predetermined area, the building warden will gather information from the floor wardens. The building warden will then brief the arriving emergency response agencies on the nature of the emergency and the evacuation status of the building.


 

 

 

 

BUILDING & FLOOR WARDENS LIST

 

 

 

Electrical Engineering Building

Building Warden

Johnny Young

Building Warden (Alternate)

TBA

Floor

Primary

Alternate

Lower Basement

Bill Lynes

TBA

Upper Basement

none

None

1st Floor

Helena Dworakoski

Bill Lynes

2nd Floor

Rich Christie

TBA

2M Floor

Jack Lockhart

Gloria Heaton

3rd Floor

TBA

TBA

3M Floor

Sumit Roy

Peter Kim

4th Floor

Noel Henry

TBA

4M Floor

Brian Otis

Jenq-Neng


 

 

 

Sieg Hall

Building Warden

Johnny Young

Building Warden (Alternate)

TBA

Floor

Primary

Alternate

Sieg 1st Floor

TBA

Zac Berkowitz

Sieg 4th Floor

John Sahr

TBA



 

 

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