Emergency First Response Team (EFRT)
The McMaster Students Union Emergency First Response Team (EFRT) is a group of approximately 30 student volunteers who provide emergency medical services to the McMaster Campus, with an average response time of 2-3 minutes. All responders are certified Emergency Medical Responders, with more senior members being trained in International Trauma Life Support (ITLS), and Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS).
The EFRT is available 24/7 throughout the academic year except Thanksgiving, Easter, the Holiday Break, and both Reading Weeks.
During the summer, EFRT is operational Monday to Friday from 9:00AM - 5:00PM (except on statutory holidays).
*Please note that the EFRT is not currently operational due to COVID-19, and will be reassessing the reopening of operations on November 1st, 2020.
If the EFRT is called, a team of three responders carrying various medical equipment will be dispatched to your location through Campus Security. When on scene, responders are trained to assess many different situations including musculoskeletal and soft-tissue injuries, airway and breathing compromises, intoxication or drug related emergencies, diabetic emergencies, cardiac arrest, and many more. If further medical attention is required, the EFRT will contact Hamilton EMS or advise patients to visit the Urgent Care Center. Although the EFRT deals with patients in many different states and situations, the EFRT is a strictly confidential service.
How to Call Us:
The EFRT can be activated in multiple ways:
By dialing "88" from any campus phone
Directly calling a McMaster Security Dispatcher at 905 522 4135 on any cellphone
Contacting Security Services through the red emergency poles located around campus
Using the McMaster University Security Service and Transportation (MUSST) app, which is available to download on your smartphone
Visiting the EFRT office located in the McMaster University Student Centre room 103, to the right of the Compass
- about 3 years ago Today is Bike to Work Day, which kick(stand)s off Hamilton's Bike Month! EFRT runs 9am-5pm all summer, biking to em… https://t.co/ocfGKhIfuj
- about 3 years ago EFRT wishes you a safe and fun long weekend! We return to our regular summer hours (9am-5pm) on Tuesday! 905.522.41… https://t.co/43ECoRNbx4
- over 3 years ago Thank you @UTM_ECSpeRT for all of the hard work you put into planning a successful MIXER 2016! EFRT had a blast! https://t.co/JBmkhw4ijR