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Emergency Plan

Getting Prepared for an Emergency




Emergency Preparedness Brochure

Emergency Kit

You may have some of these basic emergency kit items already, such as a flashlight, battery-operated radio, food, water and blankets.  The key is to make sure they are organized, easy to find and easy to carry (in a suitcase with wheels or in a backpack) in case you need to evacuate your home.  Whatever you do, don’t wait for a disaster to happen. 

 Basic items to include:

  • Water: 2 litres of water per person per day (include small bottles that can be carried easily in case of evacuation order)
  • Food: that won’t spoil, such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods (rmember to replace food and water once per year)
  • Manual can opener
  • Flashlight
  • Battery powered (or wind-up) radio
  • Lots of extra batteries in a plastic sealable container
  • First-Aid kit
  • Special needs items: prescription medications, infant formula or equipment for people with disabilities
  • Extra keys: for your car and house
  • Cash: include smaller bills, such as $10 bills (travellers cheques are also useful) and change for payphones
  • Emergency Kit 
  • Emergency Plan

  Additional items:

  • Important documents, numbers, and directions of how to turn off utilities
  • Extra clothes, hats, mitts, and shoes
  • Blanket
  • Swiss army knife
  • Toiletries
  • Sanitary wipes
  • Basic tools
  • Garbage bags
  • Toilet Paper
  • Safety gloves
  • Whistle
  • Dust masks
  • Candles and matches or a lighter (be careful before using in case of broken gas pipes)
  • Pack of cards, board games, books, etc.
  • Hot Pockets

 Extra items for your car:

  • Non-clumping cat litter, sand, or salt
  • Jumper cables
  • Tow rope
  • Road maps
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Extra anti-freeze/windshield washer fluid
  • Snow scraper

Emergency Plan:

You never know when an Emergency is going to happen.  A family emergency plan will help you and your family know what to do in case of an emergency.  Every household needs an emergency plan.

Below, click the link below for more information.  Before starting, you will need to think about:

  • Safe exits from home and neighbourhood
  • Meeting places to reunite with family or roommates
  • Designated person to pick up children should you be unavailable
  • Contact persons close-by and out-of-town
  • Health information
  • Place for your pet to stay
  • Risks in your region
  • Location of your fire extinguisher, water valve, electrical box, gas valve and floor drain

Start your Emergency plan