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General emergency procedures

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The Campus Security Department will immediately engage local fire, ambulance and police services, and will escort emergency vehicles through the campus.

Evacuation procedures in case of fire

In case of fire

  • Refer to the evacuation plans posted in all corridors throughout the Campus.
  • Know at all times what area you are located in and what exit you must take as indicated on the evacuation plans.
  • Know at all times where the fire hose cabinets and fire extinguishers are located in case anyone is trapped.

Card access (Macdonald campus only)

Overnight and week-end access

Most of the mail buildings on the Macdonald Campus are controlled by Proximity Readers, for overnight and week-end access. The system includes card readers at the following locations:

Emergency phones

Outside emergency phones across the campus

 A network of Emergency Phones cover the Macdonald / John Abbott Campus. These phones are found outside buildings, along walkways, in parking lots and structures at various locations where they are most visible.

Department staff and contact information

How to contact us

For general information

Fax number
514-398-7770

514-398-7615
Patrick Blue
Operations Manager
514-398-7700
patrick [dot] blue [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Helen Dicso

Emergency numbers

Emergency (primary) 911
Emergency (follow-up) 514-398-7777
Campus Security (non-emergency) 514-398-7770
Poison Control Centre 1-800-463-5060
Lakeshore General Hospital (Emergency) 514-630-2163
Lakeshore General Hospital (Information) 514-630-2225
Île Perrot MédiCentre 514-453-1100
Lac St-Louis CLSC

Mission statement

Security Services is committed to supporting the goals and mission  of the University by providing a safe and secure environment for all.

We achieve this through guidance, prevention and response.