Emergency Preparedness and Safety Week

Posted: Sep 18, 2017 3:23 PM   |  Updated: Sep 12, 2018 6:00 PM

Sept. 23 – 27, 2019

Plan ahead. Be aware. Stay safe.

Commit to being safe before, during and after an emergency by taking part in Emergency Preparedness and Safety Week from Sept. 23 - 27.

Whether you’re a student, staff or visitor, everyone is responsible for emergency preparedness and safety on campus. Your actions matter for your safety and those of the people around you.
Check out presentations, info booths, games and contests to make safety a daily habit. Take the Be Safety Smart online quiz for your chance to win a 72-hour emergency preparedness kit. 

The week’s events

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Kickoff ceremony and free lunch Free popcorn and movie Keynote speaker: Les Stroud - Survivorman Indoor/outdoor exhibition Recognition event

Be Safety Smart online quiz

Monday, Sept. 23 -  Friday, Sept. 27
Take the Be Safety Smart online quiz for your chance to win a 72-hour emergency kit. Attend the week’s events to enhance your knowledge!

Kickoff ceremony and free lunch

12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23
North Lobby, Main Campus

Come on out and help us kick off Emergency Preparedness and Safety Week! Sign your commitment to emergency preparedness and safety and enjoy a free taco-in-a-bag, provided by NAIT and NAITSA. All we ask is that you download the NAIT Alert app and show us you’ve done so.
You can also test your hazard identification skills by participating in our Hazard Hallway.

Free popcorn and movie screening

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24
Shaw Theatre, Main Campus

Have you ever wondered what an emergency situation can look like? We will be screening Deepwater Horizon (movie rating: 14A), a dramatization of the disaster in April 2010, when the offshore drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon exploded, resulting in the worst oil spill in American history.

Emergency preparedness keynote: Les Stroud (Survivorman)

12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25
Shaw Theatre, Main Campus

To be prepared is to be safe. Learn how planning and preparedness can ensure your safety regardless of the seemingly insurmountable obstacles in your path.

Spots are limited, so register now and reserve your seat! The first 200 students to register will receive a free autographed copy of Les Stroud's book Will to Live.

Exhibition, games and prizes

10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26
North and South Lobby, Main Campus

 Learn about emergency preparedness and safety, and how we keep NAIT safe every day, through indoor and outdoor exhibits, demos, activities and lots of giveaways and prizes!
Check out exhibitor booths from the following departments and organizations

  • NAIT
    • Health Services
    • Health and Safety Services
    • Protective Services
    • Disaster and Emergency Management Diploma program
    • Centre for Applied Disaster and Emergency Managmenet
    • Occupational Health and Safety Diploma program
    • Heavy Equipment Technician program
  • Dynacor – virtual reality demo on safety training
  • Levitt-Safety
  • Northeast Region Community Awareness Emergency Response
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Canadian Red Cross
  • City of Edmonton Emergency Support Response Team
  • Dow Emergency Response Apparatus
  • Lamont County Emergency Response

Safety Committee Members and Internal Responders Recognition Event

12 p.m. – 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27
North Lobby, Main Campus 

This invite-only appreciation event honours our safety committee members and internal responders, who play a vital role in protecting the safety of staff and students. Invitees will receive a commemorative gift, lunch and refreshments as a token of appreciation for their service and dedication.