George Brown College recognizes Toronto Police Services as the authority governing shooting and hostage incidents. If you are involved in a situation where someone has taken a hostage; been taken hostage; or in a situation where the taking of a hostage is a distinct possibility, the following are a list of actions that are recommended:
If you believe that it is safe, exit the building immediately and move far away from the building, in a direction away from the captor.
- Notify anyone you may encounter as you go, to exit the building immediately.
- Notify Toronto Police Services: dial 911 to report.
- Notify Campus Security at 416-415-4000 or “0” on any George Brown College internal Cisco phone. Communications will be coordinated between Police and Campus Security.
- Assist persons with disabilities in exiting the area.
- Provide the following information when notifying Police or Campus Security:
- Your name
- Location of the incident (be as specific as possible)
- Identification and/or description of the captor(s)
- Number of persons who may be involved
- Your present location
If you are directly involved in the incident and/or exiting the building is not possible, the following actions are recommended:
- Go to the nearest room or office.
- Close and secure the door and/or barricade the door if possible.
- Cover any glass panel in the door and windows if possible.
- Go to the furthest point away from the door or windows.
- Keep quiet and act as if no one is in the room.
- Get down and stay close to the floor
- DO NOT respond to requests to open the door unless you are sure that it is the Toronto Police Services outside. NOTE: Campus Security and/or Police will have Master keys to access the room.
- Notify Campus Security at:
416-415-4000 or, “0” on any George Brown College internal Cisco phone, if safe to do so, using your personal phone, and provide appropriate information.