During an emergency, you and your family could be on your own for an extended period of time. Emergency services may not be readily available, as increasing demands are placed on responders. It may take emergency workers some time to get to you as they help those in most critical need. Be prepared to cope on your own for at least 7 days in an emergency.
The Household Emergency Plan is a 12 page resource that provides you with useful planning tips and a ‘fill in the blank’ template to create your own household emergency plan.
This detailed checklist includes typical components of a do-it-yourself emergency preparedness kit to help keep your family safe. Here is an information brochure on what to do during an evacuation alert.
The In It Together: Neighbourhood Preparedness Guide will help you join forces with your neighbours so you know what to do, who to check in on and what resources are available should disaster hit.
A separate “Grab & Go” kit for your home, office and vehicle can supplement your family emergency preparedness supply. These kits should be readily available if you have to leave your car or premises quickly.