Fire drills, held in September and October, are one example.
This year, the university is teaming up with the Montreal Police Service to hold a simulated emergency situation — classified as a significant event — on Monday, October 10 on the Loyola Campus.
The CJ Building will be closed to faculty, staff, students and the public at this time. The rest of the Loyola Campus will be accessible, including the Vanier Library, which will be open for study only.
“The initiative is designed to evaluate our readiness and protocols in responding to a major emergency,” explains Roger Côté, vice-president of Services. “Many people will be involved in this functional exercise, including the Montreal police, our Security Department and the incident management team.”
Côté says the university is committed to enhancing campus safety on an ongoing basis and this simulation is part of that effort.
“We’ll have the opportunity to evaluate our ability to communicate and collaborate with different agencies, and note any areas where we can make improvements.”
Want to know more about Concordia’s emergency procedures? Attend a presentation on Friday, September 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Room H-401 of the Henry F. Hall (H) Building. Topics will range from medical emergencies to active shooters and a review of the university’s emergency notification strategy and systems. Pre-registration is required.