Fall 2019 Active Attacker Drills


Fire alarm drills are the first of two drills Centennial carries out each semester as part of its emergency preparedness planning. The College also conducts semesterly active attacker drills to help ensure our campuses remain a safe place to learn, teach and work.

These drills allow the College community to practice how they would best respond to an active attacker – that is, a person/persons using or having a weapon/weapons on campus. Centennial sets the standard in campus safety, working closely with Toronto Police Services to develop an Evacuate | Lockdown | Defend strategy that gives you options for choosing how to best survive an armed attacker situation.

Life Safety and Security will conduct the fall 2019 semester active attacker drills as follows:

Campus(es) Drill Date
Progress Campus incl. Centennial Place & T-Block October 1
Morningside Campus, Downsview Campus October 2
Story Arts Centre and Ashtonbee Campus October 3

Unlike a fire drill, most of you will remain inside the building during an active attacker drill, remaining hidden and quiet. Weather permitting, you will evacuate or lockdown during the active attacker drill, depending on which option would be safer for you.

Please take a few moments to read our Active Attacker Procedures and Frequently Asked Questions For Students, and to watch the Active Attacker Response Procedures video we filmed in collaboration with Toronto Police Services.

Remember: Call campus security and/or 911 for any medical, fire, behavioural or facility-related emergency situations that require help from Toronto Police, Paramedic or Fire emergency services. 
When calling 911 directly, please also contact campus security (see below) so they can meet and direct them to the emergency.

Contact Campus Security:

Call extension 2020 or their HelpLine 416-439-4357
Use any yellow Emergency Phone or the Campus Safety Watch App