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Evacuation area maps & drills

Emergency assembly areas

If there's a need to evacuate a UFV building, please head to the closest emergency assembly area. These are spaces of increased safety and are large enough to allow employees and students to gather and wait for further instructions. It's a good idea to become familiar with assembly areas on your campus ahead of time.

Assembly area signs

Emergency assembly area signs are bright orange with green trim, can be identified with the assembly area logo and with the specific site marker.

Assembly area maps

Assembly areas are marked with a green icon on the interactive maps below. You can also download PDF versions.

Abbotsford campus

Chilliwack campus




Hope Centre

Emergency drills

Fire drill notice‌

Fire drills will be conducted on the Abbotsford campus on Monday, September 27 and on the Chilliwack campus on Tuesday, September 28.

When the alarm rings, please evacuate the building using the closest exit. Security and Floor wardens will assist with the evacuation. Please move away from the building and proceed to the nearest Emergency Assembly Area.

You may return to the building when you hear the 'all clear' signal (3 short blasts of an air horn).

Abbotsford – all buildings except Baker House
Monday, Sept. 27, 2021

Chilliwack – all buildings except Building S - Student Union Building
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021

Fire drills

Safety & Security holds fire drills on every campus at least yearly.

Earthquake drills

UFV encourages everyone to participate in Shakeout BC, an earthquake readiness drills that happens on the third Thursday of October every year.

To receive announcements about drills via text message or email, be sure to sign up for UFV emergency alerts

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