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Activation Preparedness Checklist

Even though you may go for long periods of time between deployments, it is wise to be mindful of certain considerations should you deploy suddenly. When and if you get the call, you can be sure that your level of excitement is going to rapidly increase and your mind might need a little extra assistance to prepare.

Items to consider:

  • Ensure your passport, driver’s license or other photo identification are current.
  • For healthcare professionals, funeral directors, and all professions that require licensing or certifications: Make sure credentials are active. It may be useful to bring a copy if possible; however we should have a copy on file.
  • Have someone in place ready to watch your pets and water houseplants.
  • Pay your bills and, if applicable, set up auto-pay for future bills.
  • Place a hold on your mail, if applicable.
  • If you have deliveries scheduled, have someone ready to accept them on your behalf.
  • Take out the trash.
  • Plan how you will get to the airport.
  • Be sure to leave a list of Kenyon contact numbers with your family members, in case of an urgent situation at home.
  • Pack an extra pair of contact lenses or glasses, in case your primary lenses get lost or damaged.
  • Pack an extra set of electronic device charging adapters.
  • Make sure you are in good physical health for the deployment.
  • Disclose any recent illnesses.
  • Be sure you are emotionally fit for the deployment. Have you experienced a personal crisis, trauma or death in the family in the past year that could affect your emotional wellbeing?
  • Discuss a sudden deployment with your employer and identify what additional details would need attention before taking leave.

  • For more information, please refer to your Team Member handbook. Any other considerations in advance of your deployment will be discussed with you when you are contacted by staff in the Crisis Management Centre (CMC).