Health, Safety & Security
Health, safety and security of all persons at the Safety Expo are of the utmost importance. The following information is designed to assist you should an incident or emergency situation occur while at the Expo:
- Asking for Assistance
- First Aid and Injuries
- Emergency Evacuation
- Suspicious Behaviour or Items
- Lost Children or Articles
If you require assistance, ask a Safety Expo volunteer or Safety Expo committee member. To ensure they are visible, each Safety Expo volunteer will be wearing a black Safety Expo t-shirt and name tag. Safety Expo committee members will be identified by red t-shirts. Uniformed officers from Calgary Police, Animal & Bylaw Services and Calgary Transit will be visible and available in all venues, including along walking routes. The City of Calgary Corporate Security will be present in the Municipal Building.
First Aid and Injuries
While attending the Safety Expo, if someone in your group suffers a medical emergency presenting a situation where you would normally call 9-1-1 from inside your own school for the same emergency (a seizure, breathing problems, fall with injury, etc.) please ensure 9-1-1 is called immediately by yourself, Security personnel, or a Safety Expo Volunteer on site. First Aid trained personnel are also available in each Safety Expo venue to assist until EMS arrives.
If someone in your group suffers a medical emergency while inside the Municipal Building presenting a situation where you would normally call 9-1-1 from inside your own school (a seizure, breathing problems, fall with injury, etc.) please ensure 9-1-1 is called immediately and then advise the Visitor Management Centre (VMC). They are located in the SE corner of the Atrium near the elevators. Please also advise the staff at the Emergency Medical Services exhibit exhibit located at the SE corner of Council Chambers.
If there is a general health concern or minor emergency while in the Municipal Building, VMC staff are trained in first aid and can assist with minor injuries. If 9-1-1 has been called for a greater emergency, or if you are uncertain what to do, please advise VMC and then make contact with the staff at the Emergency Medical Services exhibit as soon as possible.
If in doubt, do not delay calling 9-1-1 for a medical emergency while seeking out EMS or VMC staff on site.
First aid kits will also be available at the Safety Expo Information Desk and in the Large Banquet Room.
John Dutton Theatre
In the Dutton Theatre, there will be a security guard on duty who can assist with any emergencies or issues that might arise. Safety Expo volunteers have access to emergency contact numbers and they will ask for help to be sent immediately if necessary.
There will be at least one Front of House person supervising the group at each workshop location in the EPCOR Centre. Each is trained in Standard First Aid with CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED). There will also be four (4) security personnel on duty, fully trained in Standard First Aid with CPR and AED. In the Engineered Air Theatre, the first aid kit is located backstage, for the Founders Room and the Jack Singer Main Lobby, the first aid kit is located in the Coat Check of the Jack Singer Main Lobby, and for the Jack Singer Rehearsal Hall, the first aid kit is located at the Security Office at the top of the stairs. For any injury, a Front of House person should be notified immediately. Front of House will then contact Security who has access to a first aid bag and AED machine. If you require first aid at any time, you can call security at ext. 1410 – there are phones in each room. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1. Security can also be reached directly at 403-294-7452.
Calgary Police Interpretative Centre
Contact one of the volunteers in the Centre.
Outside of the Municipal Building Atrium, look for a uniformed presence (Police, Bylaw or Transit), security officer or Safety Expo volunteer. Safety Expo volunteers and committee members have access to emergency contact numbers and help will be sent immediately if necessary.
*If you or someone for whom you are responsible is injured, after having followed the steps above, you must report to the Safety Expo Information Desk and fill out the appropriate form.*
In the event of a fire or evacuation, the northwest corner of the Olympic Plaza, located west of the Municipal Building across Macleod Trail, is the designated muster point for all participants of the Expo.
The Municipal Complex is provided with a two-stage alarm system:
The first level is an Alert Signal – a slow beep of 30 (thirty) beeps per minute which will be heard throughout the building. Its purpose is to alert you that there is an alarm in the building and you may have to evacuate. Prepare to evacuate and listen for further signals or instructions.
The second level is the Evacuation Signal – a fast set of ring tones with a pause and another fast set of ring tones or “school bell” like sound is heard on the affected floor(s). Its purpose is to communicate that an evacuation of that floor is required immediately. If an alarm sounds, do NOT evacuate until a voice message instructs you to do so.
John Dutton Theatre
The Front of House employees are fully trained in evacuation routes and evacuating groups for each space. There is a two-stage alarm sequence:
STAGE 1: Indicated by strobe lights flashing every few seconds. This stage signals everyone to prepare to evacuate and can be up to 2 minutes in length.
STAGE 2: Indicated by continuing strobe lights and ringing bells from speakers throughout the building. Gather all and ensure that everyone is accounted for.
EVACUATION: Indicated by a recorded evacuation message, strobes and ringing bells. Do NOT evacuate until this message sounds.
The designated meeting area for the entire building is Olympic Plaza.
Calgary Police Interpretative Centre
At the sound of the alarm, commence evacuating the building. The primary exit is the stairwell down to the 7th Avenue C-Train platform. The muster point is outside the front of the Police and Fire Tribute Plaza.
Suspicious Behaviour or Items
If in the Municipal Building, contact the Visitor Management Centre immediately or if readily available, a security guard or a uniformed officer who will then follow the proper procedures. If outside the Municipal Building contact a uniformed officer, security officer Safety Expo volunteer or committee member. Top
Lost Children or Articles
Any lost child is to be brought to the Safety Expo Information Desk in the Municipal Building. If outside the Municipal Building, please have an officer escort the child, if one is available. Safety Expo volunteers should not leave their posts, but should call a contact number for help, if necessary. All lost items should also be brought to the Safety Expo Information Desk.