Preparing for an emergency

Being prepared for an emergency can help you and the people around you.

  • Get familiar with the emergency preparedness notices in lecture theatres and offices.
  • Know where your nearest evacuation area is and civil defence cabinet (check out the signs in your area).
  • Have an emergency kit where you live and work which includes water, food, medication, basic first aid supplies and other items you know you will need in an emergency.
  • Make sure everyone knows where the kit is and check it annually and change the water and anything that has an expired “use by” date.
  • If you are at Pipitea Campus, WUCEL, Miramar Creative Centre or Robinson and Ferrier Research Institutes, know your tsunami evacuation route.
  • Make a plan for where you will meet friends or family.

Be prepared

Getting ready before an emergency happens will help you survive. Find out how to prepare.