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Shakeout earthquake drill 2022

BCIT will be testing two of our communication tools:

  • BCIT Alert mass emergency notification system and
  • Safety Wise App.

At approximately 10:21 am on Thursday October 20th 2022, as part of the Great British Columbia ShakeOut annual province-wide Earthquake Drill, we will be sending out a test message on each of the above system and reminding you what to do during an earthquake to protect yourself.

Visit, BCIT Emergency Management – BCIT ALERT for more details on how to customize your alerts. You can also see the following link for more information on downloading the Safety Wise App.


Take the BCIT Quiz! ‘How Prepared Are You?’ This is a fun and interactive tool with helpful links to help you get best prepared in the event of an emergency.

BCIT’s Emergency Guides offers valuable information and recommended actions.

Visit BCIT Emergency Management – Personal Preparedness webpage for useful tips and information.

Visit  to for other provincial resources.

Check out the following Don’t Be Left Out video.

Disaster day

BCIT’s Disaster Day training exercise is held every second year in early June. The event is one of Burnaby’s largest disaster preparedness events and is observed by other post-secondary institutions, local and provincial governments, and local organizations. The exercise enables BCIT’s emergency response teams—Policy Group, Emergency Operations Centre, Field Emergency Response, Emergency Shelter and Accommodation, Animal Response, unmanned aircraft response, Amateur Radio and First Aid—to practice essential skills learned in their training and prepare for a real emergency, while promoting teamwork with team members who may not work together on a normal day.

Check out the following video to see the level of preparedness that BCIT has in the event of a disaster.

How prepared are you?

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