Emergency Preparedness


For the 2017 Holiday and Winter Closure MACS will serve as your primary contact for alarm notifications and emergencies. In all instances, MACS will then inform your collection’s lead emergency contact.

To ensure that all spaces housing University of Alberta Museums’ collections are well secured over the Closure, and that any problems are detected and resolved as early as possible, please perform the following before December 22, 2017:

  • Inform MACS as early as possible if all responsible collections staff will be away for the duration of the Closure;
  • Have a collections staff member do a final walk through of all spaces to ensure there are no outstanding issues, and to unplug and shut down unnecessary equipment;
    • Ensure all doors and windows are shut and securely locked; and ensure alarm system (if applicable) is turned on;
    • If there are specific collections concerns (e.g. history of leaks, risk of theft, etc.), we recommend that a collections staff member makes at least one on-site check of all spaces during the Closure period;
  • If there is an emergency related issue in your collections during the Closure, contact the following in the order of urgency and type of emergency:
    • 1. Fire - Ambulance - Police: 911
    • 2. University Protective Services: 780-492-5050
    • 3. Facilities and Operations: 780-492-5555
    • 4. MACS 24/7 Emergency Contact Number: 780-492-9369;