Emergency preparedness

Includes tips to make emergency kits and plans, prepare for extreme weather and teach children to properly use 9-1-1.

Using 9-1-1

Prepare your family for an emergency before it happens by teaching children how to properly use 9-1-1. Also learn how to practise for an emergency.

Making a plan

Household safety should include a plan for emergencies. Learn what to do in advance to make a real emergency less stressful for you and your family.

Making a kit

An emergency kit contains basic supplies that your family can survive on, even without power or running water. Get tips on what to include in your kit, and where to keep it.

Helping kids cope when emergencies happen

Children depend on their parents to take care of them, especially in an emergency. Get tips on how to help your children feel secure, and how to handle stressful situations.

Helping kids prepare for emergencies

Make sure your kids are ready to deal with emergencies. Get tips on how to teach them about natural disasters, and what to do if they happen.

Preparing for dealing with extreme weather

Natural disasters like storms, floods, wildfires, tornadoes and avalanches can happen in Canada. Learn how to prepare for them, and keep your family safe.

Preparing an emergency food kit

Learn to protect your family from foodborne illness with these practical tips for storing, handling and preparing food in an emergency.

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