Personal preparedness

Get prepared

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

As part of your emergency plan keep important phone numbers with you. Establish an out-of-area contact that you and your family agree to call to check in.

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).

Grab-and-go kits

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 kits

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.

SFU starter kit includes:
  • A backpack
  • Whistle
  • Light stick
  • Dust mask
  • Moist towelettes
  • Tissue
  • Water
  • 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