Emergency planning

Emergencies can happen at any time and without warning. Be ready.

  • Campus Security is not always the best option to address off-campus neighbourhood issues and municipal Emergency Services is often the best option.  
  • Don’t be afraid to call 911, if it's an emergency.
  • For situations that don't require a call to 911, call the Kingston Police Services non-emergency line #613-549-4660 for assistance.
  • If in doubt, call the non-emergency line for Campus Security (#613-533-6733) and they will do their best to further direct you. 

  • Download the SeQure app as it provides quick access to campus security resources, including the campus security emergency line.

  • Every household needs an emergency plan. It will help you and your housemates know what to do in case of an emergency. 
  • Your housemates may not be together when an emergency occurs. Plan to meet or how to contact one another, and discuss what you would do in different situations. To learn about risks relevant to your community visit the Get Prepared Website.
  • Create an emergency plan with your roommates.  Check out this Emergency Plan template from the Canadian Red Cross (PDF | 706KB) as a starting point. Keep this document in an easy-to-find, easy-to-remember place (post it on your fridge).

  • Ensure you have all your housemate’s emergency contact information easily accessible.  Complete the worksheet below and post it on your fridge or take a photo with your phone

 Household Emergency Information (PDF | 91KB)

  • The Canadian Red Cross recommends that you keep a disaster preparedness kit in your home with enough supplies to meet your housemate’s needs for 3 days.
  • Find a  list of essential items for your emergency kit on the Canadian Red Cross Website