Emergency Preparedness Week 2021: Emergency Preparedness Kits
In an emergency, it is important to have some supplies in case you need to get by without power or running water. Most emergency organizations recommend that you are prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours. Having an emergency preparedness (EP) kit ready to go, means that you do not have to gather supplies when an emergency situation occurs.
Make sure everyone in your home knows where the EP kit is stored. This information can be included in your home’s emergency plan. The EP kit should be kept in a backpack, duffle bag or suitcase with wheels, in an easy-to-reach, accessible place. If you have a vehicle, you can also prepare an emergency car kit and keep it in the vehicle.
If you make an EP Kit, share a photo on social media add #FNESS and #EPWeek2021 to your posts to join the online conversation on emergency preparedness.
- Emergency Kit Checklist: https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/kts/bsc-kt-en.aspx
- Preparing a Family Emergency Kit: https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/vds/prprng-kt-en.aspx
- Emergency Car Kit: https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/kts/cr-kt-en.aspx
Get Involved - Participate in Public Safety Canada's EP Week Challenge for a chance to win an emergency kit.
This year, you have a chance to win an emergency preparedness kit by joining Public Safety Canada's online social media challenge. All you have to do is share a tip or picture showing how you’re helping to make you and your family better prepared to cope during an emergency, and use the hashtag #ReadyforAnything.
It can be as simple as making an emergency kit with items found around your home, creating a family emergency plan, or becoming more informed about the hazards in your area.
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