Watch these vidoes with your entire household to learn the basics of how to prepare for an emergency:
- Preparing a Family Emergency Kit in Plain English
- Making a Family Emergency Plan
- Shaw TV's "Coastal Response" emergency exercise
Emergency Preparedness for Your Family
Each year, thousands of people face emergency situations that could change their lives forever. Don't be caught off-guard. Know the hazards in your area and take the time to assemble your family emergency kit. 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. Therefore, it may take emergency workers some time to get to you as they help those in most critical need. As well, access to phones, gas, water, sewer, and electrical services may be cut off. Learning how to be personally prepared is vital.
For information about how to organize a Personal Emergency Preparedness briefing for your community or neighborhood, call our office (250-334-8890). In the meantime, download 'In It Together: Neighbourhood Preparedness Guide' or click on the Emergency Preparedness Resources button below.
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