An emergency is a situation that poses an immediate risk to health, life, property, or environment. Most emergencies require urgent intervention to prevent a worsening of the situation, although in some situations, mitigation may not be possible and agencies may only be able to offer palliative care for the aftermath.
All incidents are reported through campus security at 902-457-6111. Reports will be investigated and recorded by campus security or a delegated authority. Examples of incidents include, but are not limited to: accidents (motor vehicle, slip and fall), breaches in the laws, car break-in, stolen bicycle, calls for assistance, emergencies, violence, threats, or unusual and strange behavior.
Strange or unusual behaviour should be reported as a preventative measure when the behaviour is potentially harmful to one’s self or others, including a change in one’s normal behaviour with tendencies to threats of violence (including harming one’s self), fixation on violence, planning violence, violence, threats and sexual assault. Additional examples of emergencies are outlined below:
Direct or indirect reference to self-harm - Regardless of circumstances or context, references to self-harm should be taken very seriously and a mental health professional should be consulted beginning with reporting it to Security.
Threats and disruptive behavior - Intervention varies with severity of the behavior. Physical violence causing bodily harm and specific threats must be reported immediately to Security. These incidents will be investigated with emphasis on prevention and providing help for those requiring other support.
Drug and alcohol misuse - In case of an apparent drug overdose or severe drug reaction call 911, followed immediately by Mount Security. Campus security will investigate and share information with professionals who may be needed for follow up after the event. Security will also provide any required medical assistance at the scene until paramedics arrive.
The following is an example of the information you would be required to provide when reporting an incident, to campus security, police and other emergency responder.
Your name (First, Last)
Your location (be as specific as possible)
Your phone number
Description of the event (medical emergency, accident, campus violence etc.)
Number of people involved