Emergency Preparedness & Safety Days 

May 10-12, 2016 

What are Emergency Preparedness & Safety Days?

Inspired by National Emergency Preparedness Week, SFU is hosting Emergency Preparedness & Safety Days to highlight important ways for the SFU and surrounding community to get prepared and stay safe whether on or off campus.

As well, as part of the SFU 50th Anniversary, Safety & Risk Services is celebrating 50 years of safety and security at SFU!


This year we have three days full of engaging events. Come for one or check out them all! 

Tues, May 10th - Earthquake Simulator

  • Ride the Quake Cottage 8.5 Earthquake Simulator as part of the IBC Shake Zone Tour
    Cornerstone Square (9am - 3pm)

Did you know that according to Natural Resources Canada, there’s a 30% chance of an earthquake big enough to cause significant property damage hitting southwestern B.C. within the next 50 years?

Come experience what a 8.5 earthquake actually feels like in the Quake Cottage earthquake simulator. Afterward, learn how to best protect yourself during an earthquake and how to be prepared for the aftermath, including making or purchasing your own emergency kits. 

(*Please note that all participants will be required to sign waivers, which can be viewed here. We encourage translation if needed to understand the terms. All SFU and FIC students will be required to show student ID cards. Guardian signatures will be required for anyone under the age of 19 that does not have valid student ID.) 

A special thank you to our partners: Insurance Bureau of CanadaQuake CottageUniversity Community TrustFraser International College, and City of Burnaby!                                               

Wed, May 11th - Safety Fair

  • Win prizes at the Safety Awareness Interactive Fair
    Saywell Atrium (11am - 2pm) 

Earthquake trivia, drunk goggles, ketchup lab contaminant games, and more! 

From emergency preparedness, to personal safety, to lab safety – join us to learn how to stay safe while having fun at our interactive fair.  As you check out the tables, snap a picture at our photo booths to enter our raffle and win prizes!

Thu, May 12th - SRS Open House

  • Come visit us at the Safety & Risk Services Open House
    Discovery 1 (11am-1pm)

Ever wonder what we do at Safety & Risk Services? Well, we’re opening our doors and celebrating 50 years of safety and security at SFU!

Come over to Discovery 1 for a tour of the office and learn about our range of safety services including:
Campus Safety & Security Services, Emergency & Continuity Planning, the Emergency Operations Centre, Administration & Strategic Growth, Risk Management, Traffic Safety, Environmental Health & Research Safety, Professor Peter Anderson’s emergency communications research lab, and more!

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Curious about the Quake Cottage earthquake simulator?
Check out the video below from Emergency Preparedness Week 2015 in the Lower Mainland, sponsored by IBC.