Faculty of Science

Emergency Procedures

To ensure a safe working and learning environment, Saint Mary's University has developed the following Emergency Management Policy and Plan [Incident Command Structure (ICS)] for information purposes and usage.

The Emergency Management Policy and Plan provides an overview of emergency situations, key contacts, and the applicable responsibilities in emergency preparation and response. In addition, information concerning Faculty of Science Emergency Contacts, etc. has been provided as well.


Due to the sensitive nature of some information, please note that some documentation will be password protected. If you require access to this documentation, please contact the Dean of Science Office by telephone at: 902-420-5494 or by e-mail at: courtney.merriam@smu.ca. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Campus Emergency Management Policy and Plan [Incident Command Structure (ICS)]:

For information concerning the Campus Emergency Management Policy and Plan [Incident Command Structure (ISI)], please explore SMU's Emergency Management section.

Faculty of Science Emergency Procedures

Response Practices

In the event of a medical or other emergency:

  • Call either 911 or 902-420-5000 for the Saint Mary's University Security Office - Emergency Dispatch. University Security will ensure that an ambulance is dispatched, send University Security staff that are trained in First Aid, CPR, and AED (Automated External Defibrillator), as well as escort the Emergency Health Services staff to the scene of the incident.
  • When phoning, give as much information as you can, including your name, telephone number, exact location, type of emergency, and any other factors that could affect the safety of others on campus.
  • Someone should stay with the injured person, if it is safe to do so, to await assistance from University Security and/or Emergency Health Services.
  • If you call 911 and have given all the foregoing particulars, please also call the University Security Office at 902-420-5000 to alert them of an emergency.

Following a medical or other emergency, the Health and Safety Injury/ Incident Report Form should be completed and submitted to the Occupational Health and Safety Office (McNally Building, South Wing, Room 117).

Response Plans

  • Daytime Emergency Response Plan for Chemical Spills - Download
  • After Hours Emergency Response Plan for Spill Liquid or Vapour Release - Download | Password Required.