Emergency

Woodsworth Co-op Emergency Response Procedure
– what to do when things go wrong

emergency-procedures

FIRE

  1. Leave unit
  2. Close but don’t lock doors
  3. Pull fire alarm and yell fire
  4. Leave building using nearest exit stairway *do not use elevator
  5. Call fire department at 911 from a safe location
  6. Meet family members in the park across Wilton Street
  7. Meet firefighters when they arrive and tell them where the fire is

POWER OUTAGE

* Toronto Hydro Power Outage phone number: (416) 542-8000

  1. Unplug anything that may have been left on at the time of the outage
  2. Ensure electrical stove top and oven are turned off
  3. Turn off water to dishwasher and laundry machine if in use when outage occurred
  4. Leave a light or the radio on so you will know when power is restored
  5. Unplug computers, TVs and other electronics to prevent damage caused by power surges
  6. Once power is restored: plug in only the most essential appliances first and wait 10-15 min. for the electrical system to stabilize before connecting everything else

FLOOD

*Never step into a flooded room as the water could be energized and could shock or electrocute you.

1.  If  you are indoors:
(a)  Stay inside and do not travel unless absolutely necessary
(b)  Keep children and pets indoors

2.  If you are outdoors
(a)  Seek shelter immediately
(b)  Keep everyone away from lakes, rivers, creeks and low-lying areas prone to flooding

3.  If you are in a vehicle
(a)  Get out of your vehicle and sit on the hood if you cannot safely leave the flooded area
(b)  Do not drive in low-lying areas where flooding may occur

4. If flooding is imminent
(a)  Remove furniture and other valuables from your basement to prevent water damage
(b)  If you can safely do it, turn off your furnace, gas and electricity

* Toronto and Region Conservation Authority 24-hour flood hotline phone number: (416) 661-6514

LOSS OF HEAT IN WINTER

(a)  Contact Co-op Office
(b)  Phone On-Call at: (416) 809-7851 if unable to reach office staff

NO WATER

(a)  Contact Co-op Office
(b)  Phone On-Call at: (416) 809-7851 if unable to reach office staff
(c)  Ensure you have at least a three-day supply of water for each member of your family in your emergency kit (4 litres per person per day)

SECURITY BREACH

1. Call 911

preparedness_checklist


72 Hour Emergency Kit

  • enough drinking water for 3 days (4 litres per person per day)
  • battery powered / crank radio & flashlight (+ batteries)
  • 3 day supply of non-perishable food
  • manual can opener
  • first aid kit
  • prescription drugs, medical supplies
  • information sheet about your special needs or disability including contact information for your healthcare provider(s), caregiver(s) or personal attendant(s), or your service animals’ veterinarian, and a detailed list of all prescriptions and medications

Information Source:
“Get Emergency Ready High-rise Living” & “Get Emergency Ready: Your Personal Preparedness Guide” City of Toronto Office of Emergency Management.