- Emergency preparedness
- Insurance & risk
- Travel safety
Are you and your family prepared to deal with an emergency – whether at home or at work? In the event of an emergency, you should plan to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 72 hours while emergency workers care for critically injured individuals. Follow the three steps below to get prepared.
1. Have an emergency plan
You may not be with family and friends when an emergency happens. It’s important to think about how you‘ll connect with them, where you will meet. You should also consider back-up plans for dependents including pets. Make a family emergency plan today.
2. Know important phone numbers
3. Have an emergency kit
Prepare an emergency kit for your home, car and office. Kits should be easy to find and to carry. easy to carry (i.e. a backpack or small suitcase).
Make a kit
You can make your own grab-and-go kits for home, work or the car. Download the list to build your own.
Purchase a kit
SFU community members can a purchase a starter grab-and-go kit through Safety & Risk Services. Kits cost $25 and contain basic items. Supplement this kit with additional items using the checklist above depending on how you plan to use it.
- A backpack
- Light stick
- Dust mask
- Moist towelettes
- Granola bar
- Emergency blanket (space blanket)
External vendors kits
You can purchase pre-assembled kits from one of the sources listed by the Government of Canada