McGill’s Campus Public Safety Department is teaming up with the Montreal police department (SPVM) and ambulance services (Urgences Santé) to simulate a major emergency on the downtown campus on Saturday, Nov. 7. The event is part of the University’s responsibility to exercise its Emergency Response Plan.
The exercise will take place in a controlled environment primarily in the Otto Maass Chemistry Building, which will be closed to all McGill staff and students as of midnight on Friday, Nov. 6 until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7. The Burnside Hall building, lower field and the road leading to the “Y” intersection from the Roddick Gates will also be implicated but will remain open to the community.
Passersby can expect a significant presence of Campus Public Safety personnel, police and emergency vehicles on and around lower field that day. There will be no sirens or alarms during the exercise; however, individuals may hear yelling and simulated gunshots coming from inside and around the Otto Maass building. There will be a significant presence of Campus Public Safety personnel, police officers, paramedics and student actors who will be participating in the exercise – some of which will be simulating medical emergencies.
We ask that individuals avoid the area between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, unless otherwise necessary.
If you have any questions regarding the exercise, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org