In the words of Benjamin Franklin; “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Emergency preparedness saves lives. Taking a few moments to consider what emergencies you may be exposed to and planning for those emergency before they happen will ensure that you are better prepared to deal with the emergency if and when it occurs.
Recent disasters have demonstrated that even in the most developed countries, we must takes steps to prepare for, and be self sufficient for at least the first 72 hours of a disaster occurring.
The university undertakes preparedness and prevention activities on an institutional level but encourages all staff and students to do so as well. Below are a few simple ways to prepare yourself for an emergency situation: