Emergency Information


Emergency Phone Numbers

MCGILL EMERGENCY (514) 398-3000
(for major breakdowns such as floods)
CPR FIRST AID, or automated external defibrillator (AED)
(514) 398-3000
(514) 398-4563 
BIOLOGY SAFETY OFFICER (514) 398-6406, Stewart Building Room W4/14 
(514) 398-5078
Stewart Building Main Lobby between West & North wings
FACILITIES: to report a building problem
(514) 398-4555

If you Dial 911, then call Security Services at (514)-398-3000 so they can direct emergency vehicles to the location.
The following lists the emergency equipment found in the department of Biology in both locations (Stewart and Bellini building). Please familiarize yourself with the location of the various equipment listed below.

Emergency Eyewash Stations

  • Stewart Building:
    Room N3/1, N3/5, N3/11, N3/12, N3/14, N3/17, N4/2, N4/2D, N4/3, N4/3A,N4/7, N4/8, N5/2, N5/5, N5/6, N5/12, N5/22, N5/24, N6/15, W2/5, W2/7,W3/6, W3/17, W3/23B, W4/3, W4/4 (2X), W5/8, W5/12, W5/16, W5/20, W5/22, W5/24 and W5/26. Also on W2, W3, W4, W5, W6, N3, N4, N5 and N6 hallway.
  • Bellini:
    Room 256, 257, 270 and 273.

Use your hands to keep your eyes open during the wash. The water is turned on by pushing the lever with your hand OR (for the ones in the hallway) by pressing down with your feet the lever on the floor.


Emergency Showers

  • Stewart:
    Hands-free showers: N3/11, N3/12, N6/18, N3/17, N4/2, N5 corridor 2X (one near N5/3), W5 corridor 2X, W2 hallway, W3 hallway.
    Handheld drench hoses: N3/5, N4/3, N4/4, W2/7, W4/3, W4 /4B.
  • Bellini:
    Room 256, 257 and also on 2/F hallway next to room 250.
Know in advance where the nearest emergency shower is located and know which ones are available during silent hours.
Stay under the shower for AT LEAST 20 MIN if the splash affects a large area of the skin, and at least 15 min. if the splash involves a smaller skin area (in this case one can use the drench hose). Do not be alarmed if you cannot turn off the shower, most of them will automatically empty their entire reservoir, leaving your hands free to remove your clothes.

First Aid Kits

  • Stewart Building:
    Room N2/1, N3/1, N3/4, N3/11, N3/12, N3/14, N3/17, N4/2, N4/3, N4/5, N4/7, N4/8, N5/2, N5/5, N5/6, N5/12, N5/22, N5/24, N6/10, N6/14, N6/15, N6/20, W2/5, W2/7, W3/6, W3/11 W3/16, W3/17, W3/23, W4/3B, W4/4, W4/4A, W4/4B,W5/8, W5/12, W5/20, W5/24, W5/26, W6/3,W6/5, W6/6, W6/9, W6/11, W6/15, W6/17, S4/113, S4/119, S4/211.
  • Bellini:
    Room 256, 270 and 273.
In case of minor physical cuts and burns, go to the nearest first aid kit. Do not hesitate to ask for assistance from CPR/First Aid trained people (see list of names, phone and room number on the Emergency Poster). Inside the first aid kit is a blank accident report form, complete and submit within 24hrs to Anna McNicoll, room W4/14. If the content of the first aid kit is depleted, inform the laboratory owner or user.

Fire Extinguishers

  • Stewart Building:
    Room N2/1, N3/1, N3/4, N3/5, N3/11, N3/12, N3/13, N3/14, N3/15, N3/17, N3/20, N4/2 (3X), N4/2D, N4/3, N4/4, N4/5, N4/7, N4/8, N5 hallway (2X), N5/2, N5/5, N5/6, N5/12, N5/14, N5/16, N5/24, N5/17, N6/1, N6/9, N6/10, N6/14, N6/15, N6/20, W2/2,  W2/5,W2/7,W2/9D,W3/1,W3/6, W3/11, W3/16, W3/17, W3/17B, W3/21, W3/23, W3/24, W4/3B, W4/3C,W4/4, W4/4A, W4/4.1, W4/4.2, W4/4.3, W5/8, W5/12, W5/16, W5/20, W5/22, W5/24, W5/24A, W5/26, W6/3,W6/5, W6/6, W6/9,W6/11,W6/15,W6/17, S4/111,S4/119 (2x), S4/211, South block hallways and loading dock.
  • Bellini:
    Room 256, 257 and 2/F hallway.



  1. Remove the pin: twist it free of the plastic string and pull it out
  2. Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire
  3. Keeping your hands off the black cone (it gets very cold), press the lever
  4. When finished, bring the extinguisher to the porter in the main lobby to get refilled
Stewart:  stairways and/or hallways and/or corridors.
Bellini:  2/F
To activate, pull out the center lever. The alarms do not start ringing immediately, there is a small time delay but evacuate to the nearest stairway without delay. Never use the elevators during a fire.