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CRITICAL INCIDENTS

[Safety and Security page 9/10]


In the event that a serious incident occurs:

  1. Be prepared by having a plan with your program facilitator, administrative staff, host institution as to what to do in an emergency.
  2. Have contact information for local hospitals and emergency services programmed in your phone.
  3. Contact the program facilitator, administrative staff at your institution, colleagues of friends, and Memorial University's St. John's Campus (via your emergency contact card)
  4. Have the Canadian consulate information handy, and know the emergency contact information in Ottawa
  5. If you are registered as a Canadian abroad, depending on the severity of the situation you may receive official correspondence from the Canadian government as to what to do. Follow this advice and share the advice with your classmates and colleagues if they have not registered.
  6. Contact the operations centre at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). collect (613) 996 - 8885. You will be able to speak with or leave a message for an Operations Officer detailing the nature of your emergency.


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