Make a Kit
Having an emergency kit is invaluable after a disaster, and building your emergency kit doesn’t need to be expensive or take a lot of time.
Here are some of the basic supplies you should consider having in your emergency kit:
- First aid kit and medications
- Four litres of water per person per day for at least three days
- At least a 72-hour supply of non-perishable food and a manual can opener
- Battery-powered or hand-crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert, and extra batteries for both
- Battery-powered or hand-crank flashlight with extra batteries
- Whistle, to signal for help
- Cell phone with chargers, inverter, or solar charger
- Local maps (identify a meeting place)
- Cash in small bills
- Garbage bags, moist towelettes, and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Dust mask
- Seasonal clothing and footwear
- Personal toiletries
- Copies of important personal documents
- Multi-tool or a pocket knife
Emergency kits can be purchased at the UBC Bookstore.
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October 6, 2022
On October 20, 2022, practice how to DROP, COVER and HOLD ON at 10:20 a.m. during the annual Great BC ShakeOut. Tour UBC’s Earthquake Engineering Research Facility (EERF), and in the evening, attend the SAN ANDREAS movie screening complete with live scientific commentary from Natural Resources Canada Seismologist, Alison Bird. All events are free and open to the public.
August 24, 2022
Help increase the campus community’s resilience, emergency awareness and preparedness by joining us on September 6-8. Find our Emergency Preparedness booth on Imagine UBC at Main Mall on September 6, and Ride the Quake Cottage, an earthquake simulator at University Commons outside the Nest on September 7 and 8.
April 25, 2022
Join us during Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) to increase our community’s resilience by learning about emergency preparedness. We all have a role to play in an emergency, and we want you to Get Informed, Get Prepared, and Take Action so you, your loved ones, and your community are better prepared for emergencies.