Experiencing an emergency is a matter of “when” rather than “if”. Being prepared and ready will provide some stability and control during a chaotic situation.
There are four vital components to be #CUReady:
Join us semi-annually, in May and October, for Business Continuity Awareness Week, Emergency Preparedness Week, and Fire Prevention Week, where you can find us online and offline (at various locations across campus) talking preparedness, planning, and emergencies with the Carleton community.
Get tips, hints, and links to more preparedness information at:
Wondering what to do before, during, or after specific types of emergencies? Familiarize yourself with Carleton’s Emergency Procedures, which can be accessed through the Emergency Management website, Carleton Mobile app, Carleton 360 (log in through the Current Students website), and found posted in various classrooms and residence settings across campus.
There are also various supports and services available for the Carleton community:
Campus Safety Services
Emergency Assistance: 613-520-4444
Non-Emergency Assistance: 613-520-3612
Environmental Health and Safety
Phone: 613-520-2600 x 3000
Health and Counselling Services
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Equity and Inclusive Communities
Carleton University Student Emergency Response Team (CUSERT)
* For emergency response, please contact Campus Safety Services at 613-520-4444
Consider taking part in emergency preparedness training throughout the year. If you have any additional questions about preparedness for the Emergency Management & Continuity of Operations team, please contact us at email@example.com.
In case of an emergency, call Campus Safety Services at 613-520-4444 or 4444 from a university phone.
Monday, October 30, 2023
Quote the Raven: Pro Tips on Staying Informed of Emergencies
Carleton University's Fall Emergency Preparedness Week is October 30 to November 3, 2023. To kick off the week, the Emergency Management & Continuity of Operations Team shared some pro tips on staying informed of emergencies on Quote the Raven. Check out the post here. For more on personal preparedness, visit our CU Ready...
Monday, May 1, 2023
Hazard Awareness: Tornadoes
Why Do Tornadoes Occur? Tornadoes can arise from two types of thunderstorms, supercell and non-supercell. Supercell thunderstorms occur when the wind above the ground blows in two different directions and at different speeds - this is known as wind shear. The wind shear creates the tornado which begins by rotating horizontally and then moving...
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Quote the Raven: Pro-Tips on Preparing for Fire Emergencies
Carleton University's Fire Prevention Week and Fall Emergency Preparedness Week are from October 9 to 15, 2022. To kick off the week, the Emergency Management & Continuity of Operations Team shared some pro-tips on preparing for fire emergencies on Quote the Raven. Check out the post here. For more on fire safety, visit our...
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Hazard Awareness: Earthquakes
A Brief Overview: Earthquakes The earth is comprised of three layers - the crust, the mantle, and the core. The crust is the outer layer which accounts for 1% of the earth's volume. The earth's crust consists of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks. The inner layer of the earth is known as the mantle,...
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Are You #CUReady for Severe Weather?
A return to summer means peak season for thunderstorms and severe weather. When a storm is approaching, or a weather watch or warning is issued by Environment Canada, it’s important to seek shelter. If outdoors, relocate indoors to a safe, sheltered location. When indoors, the safest area to be is on the lowest level...
Monday, October 18, 2021
Quote the Raven: Pro-Tips on Personal Preparedness
Carleton University's Fall Emergency Preparedness Week is October 18 to 22, 2021. To kick off the week, the Emergency Management & Continuity of Operations Team shared some pro-tips on personal preparedness on Quote the Raven. Check out the post here. For more on personal preparedness, visit our CU Ready...
Monday, October 7, 2019
Quote the Raven: Pro-Tips on Practicing Emergency Preparedness
Carleton University's Fall Emergency Preparedness Week is October 7 to 11, 2019. To kick off the week, the Emergency Management & Continuity of Operations Team shared some pro-tips on practicing emergency preparedness on Quote the Raven. Check out the post here. For more on personal preparedness, visit our CU Ready...
Join the Conversation
Follow the conversation on social media and join in on the #CUReady conversation. We will be contributing to #CUReady through Carleton University accounts by sharing preparedness tips, information, and resources throughout the year.
Please note: Social media is NOT a reporting tool and accounts are not monitored 24/7.