The primary responders to any emergency situation on the Mount Ida College Campus are officers assigned to the Department of Public Safety who are available 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week. Members of the Department are Reserve Police Academy trained and are certified Emergency Medical First Responders who are trained to render aid, assess the need for outside assistance and coordinate response from other agencies. Therefore any member of the community witnessing an emergency or requiring emergency assistance should first contact the Department of Public Safety who will respond to the scene, evaluate the situation, render assistance, and determine the appropriate outside agencies to contact, if any.
Please do not call local emergency response personnel directly, as Public Safety must coordinate emergency responses on campus, including determining the appropriate emergency response, contacting local emergency response personnel, contacting appropriate College personnel and directing traffic. The Department of Public Safety has a close working relationship with local authorities who have a very quick response time to campus when called.
In an emergency the Department of Public Safety can be reached from any campus phone by dialing 911 or by dialing (617) 928-4777 from any non-campus phone. In addition, the lobby of each academic and residence building is equipped with a RED DIRECT DIAL PUBLIC SAFETY ESCORT AND ASSISTANCE PHONE, which can be used to summon assistance.
Members of the College Community are requested to provide the following information when reporting an emergency:
- Name of Caller
- Specific Location of Incident
(IE: Name of Building, Room #, etc.)
- Nature of Emergency
(IE: Medical, Fire, Fight in Progress, etc.)
- Number of Persons Involved
- In Medical Emergencies, the condition of the victim
(IE: Conscious, Passed Out, Breathing/Not Breathing, Bleeding, etc.)
- Stay on the line with the Public Safety Dispatcher until help arrives so that any additional information needed by responding personnel may be obtained.
Lastly, in an emergency always remain where you are unless there is a life threatening reason to move (IE: Building on fire, Immediate Danger, etc.). This way emergency personnel will know where to find you and their response will not be impeded.
"Protecting and Serving with Pride"