McMaster University’s fall semester is just underway and already there’s been a test.
It’s a test of the emergency communications systems including a siren that can be heard throughout Westdale and text messaging.
Mac’s Director of Security Glenn De Caire says there’s also a safety app for i-Phones
De Caire says the test is particularly important for new students to make sure they know what to expect in event of an emergency.
It’s only one part of emergency preparedness at the University.
It also runs a mock disaster in coordination with Hamilton Police, Fire and Paramedics.