You can help ensure the safety of your family in an emergency by creating an emergency plan, preparing an emergency kit and learning about the different kinds of emergencies that could occur in your area.
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One of the best ways to prepare your family for an emergency is to teach your children how to properly use 9-1-1.
Every household in Canada should have an emergency plan. By knowing what to do, you can help make a real emergency situation much less stressful for you and your family.
An emergency kit contains basic supplies that your family can survive on during an emergency.
Emergencies can be very stressful. Children in particular can feel the stress deeply -- and may react in a number of different ways. As a parent, the key to helping your children cope is simply by being there and making them feel safe and secure.
Emergencies happen, and prepared children handle them best. Make sure your kids are ready to deal with potential emergencies.
Understanding the hazards native to your region is important: knowing how to prepare for them can make all the difference in your family's safety and wellbeing.
Some practical tips for storing, handling and preparing food in an emergency.