How can you be prepared for an emergency?

There are many ways to be prepared for an emergency. Below is an Emergency 72-hour Kit Checklist that may assist you in being prepared. If you have any questions about emergency management at Carleton University, please contact Emergency Manager Sal Ugarte at or at (613) 520-2600, ext. 8535.

Emergency 72-Hour Kit Checklist

 Pack enough to sustain each person for three days

·         Flashlight and batteries (spares)

·         Radio and batteries or crank-radio

·         First Aid kit

·         Candles and matches/lighter

·         Extra car and house keys

·         Cash

·         Important papers/identification

·         Food and water

·         Seasonal clothing and footwear

·         Blanket or sleeping bag

·         Toilet paper and personal toiletries

·         Medication

·         Whistle

·         Playing cards/game

·         Electronic device charger

·         Backpack/duffle bag to carry everything

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YOU in an emergency

Common reaction to trauma
Physical shaking, dizziness and fainting, vomiting, extreme temperatures (hot or cold)
Emotional confused, shocked, numb, angry, panicked

ALL of these are normal reactions.

After a traumatic event, do a self-check: Are you sleeping? Eating? Engaging in the daily activities you previously had done?

Although all normal, you may experience reactions post-emergency. So, how do you get back to your schedule?


Talk – about your feelings, what happened –Talk

Involve – Get involved in support groups, activities you enjoy, volunteering, or with friends/family – Get involved

Permission – Give yourself permission to grieve, to heal, to recover, to laugh, to cry, to sit quietly – Give yourself permission.

Other Resources:

  • Carleton APP:
  • Risk and Insurance:
  • Facilities Management and Planning:
  • Emergency Notification System: Register through Carleton Central to receive emergency alerts
  • Housing:
  • Athletics:
  • Paul Menton Centre: