Emergency response warden program training sessions

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The Office of Emergency Preparedness would like to remind all York University community members of upcoming training sessions for the Emergency Response Warden Program.

The Emergency Response Warden Program was established to ensure the safe and prompt evacuation of staff, faculty and students from designated areas during emergencies and drills.

In-class training sessions are three hours long and include:

  • An overview of Emergency Preparedness at York University.
  • Identification of roles and responsibilities.
  • Review of applicable legislation.
  • Discussion of unit-specific Emergency Preparedness Sub Plans.
  • Review of best practices for building evacuations.

If you are currently an Emergency Response Warden, Building Emergency Captain or Emergency Preparedness Coordinator and it has been over one year since your last training session, please ensure that you register for an upcoming session as part of the ongoing refresher training for the program.

The Office of Emergency Preparedness is also offering a new online option for those who need to refresh their training. The online training session is approximately one hour long and can be completed from the comfort of your computer.

2012 Training Dates

October 31

November 28

December 12

2013 Training Dates

January 30

February 27

March 27

April 24

May 29

September 25

October 30

November 27

December 18

If you would like to volunteer to be an Emergency Response Warden or Building Emergency Captain, contact your unit’s Emergency Preparedness Coordinator or your direct supervisor or manager.

To register for training, visit the Emergency Response Warden Program web page or for more information about the York University Emergency Preparedness Program, visit the Office of Emergency Preparedness website.