In an Emergency

Emergency 911



An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance. Examples include:

  • A fire
  • A crime, especially if in progress
  • A car crash, especially if someone is injured
  • A medical emergency, such as someone who is unconscious, gasping for air or not breathing, experiencing an allergic reaction, having chest pain, having uncontrollable bleeding, or any other symptoms that require immediate medical attention.

Important: If you’re not sure whether the situation is a true emergency, officials recommend calling 911 and letting the call-taker determine whether you need emergency help.

Columbia Public Safety/CUEMS (Morningside)

Both Public Safety and CUEMS provide emergency services to the greater Columbia Community around the Morningside Heights Campus. 

Public Safety (CUIMC)

In the event of a security, fire or medical emergency on the Medical Center campus, contact Public Safety or call 911.