Fire and Life Safety

If you have questions about specific roles and responsibilities of Fire Safety please consult with the document at this link:  Fire Safety Procedure

For more detailed descriptions of elements of the Fire Safety Procedure please click on the respective link.  


Fire warden training is scheduled throughout the year. 

To see the schedule and register for a training session, please click on the training schedule link.

The session runs for approximately 1.5 hours and will cover the following topics: 

  • Fire Warden roles and responsibilities 
  • Evacuation procedures 
  • Inspections 
  • Chief Fire Warden Roles and responsibilities 
  • Fire Drills 
  • Badge Preparation

The topics are summarized in this power point presentation.


All Staff, Faculty and Students are invited to attend Fire Extinguisher training sessions scheduled for May, June, July, August and September of each year.  There are two parts to the training

1. In-Class Presentation:  takes 30 minutes with a PowerPoint presentation covering the types of fires, fire extinguishers and proper extinguishing techniques.

To see the schedule and register
click on the In-Class Registration Link.

2. Hands-On Training:  Attendees will be given practical experience operating a fire extinguisher using a training simulator.  You do not need to register for the hands-on training.  Just come to one of the sessions scheduled below between the hours listed weather permitting.

Hands-On Training Schedule for 2020

Fort Garry campus:
TIME:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
LOCATION:  Environmental Safety Building (Address: 27 Service 2 Street SW) directly south of the U-LOT Parking and west of the Fisheries Institute.

Bannatyne campus: 
TIME:  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
LOCATION:  3rd level of U of M Parkade (Bannatyne & Tecumseh)

Attend both the in-class and practical hands-on sessions in order to receive the full training required to properly extinguish a fire.

We suggest that you attend an in-class session prior to attending a practical session but it is not a pre-requisite so long as both are completed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Caroline Gebel, Safety Officer, EHS