Follow all instructions issued by the Emergency Action Team.
At the time that Town officials decide that the Bishop’s campus should be evacuated, the Town will contact our Security Department. Once this order has been received, Security will advise University officials as follow:
- The Dean of Student Affairs;
- The Principal, or if unavailable;
- The Vice-Principal, or if unavailable;
- The Vice-Principal. Administration.
As soon as one of the University officials above has been advised and an evacuation has been authorized, the Dean of Student Affairs and the Director of Housing are to be advised by Security to arrange that all students residing on-campus be assembled at an agreed upon location. The Town will provide buses to remove students from campus.
In the event of an evacuation order received during normal working hours (class time Monday to Friday), the Emergency Action Team will be instructed to advise all persons on campus, building by building, to evacuate. If needed, the Town will also provide transportation for persons other than on-campus residents.
Due to Bishop’s location in the St. Francis and Massawippi flood plains, the order to evacuate may be received before floodwaters actually cover the highways leading to and from the campus. IT IS IMPERATIVE, HOWEVER, THAT THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY COOPERATE FULLY, EVEN THOUGH THE RISKS MAY NOT SEEM APPARENT, IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE FULL EVACUATION BEFORE HIGHWAYS BECOME IMPASSABLE. FAILURE TO REMOVE PEOPLE FROM THE CAMPUS COULD RESULT IN LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE STRANDED WITH NO SAFE EXIT AND THE VERY REAL POSSIBILITY THAT ELECTRICITY, HEAT, FOOD AND WATER WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE.