Disaster Safety Kit

When a natural disaster occurs, it can take first responders as long as 72 hours to reach people in non-critical situations.

​10 Things to Include in an Emergency Kit

Public Safety Canada recommends that you keep a basic home emergency kit containing the following items to help you survive a disaster:​

  1. Water
    • ​2 litres of water per person, per day (small bottles are easier to carry in case of an evacuation order).
  2. Food
    • Canned food, energy bars and other non-perishables
  3. Manual can opener.
  4. Flashlight and batteries.
  5. Battery-powered or wind-up radio and extra batteries.
  6. First aid kit.
  7. Special needs items:​
    • Prescription medications, infant formula and equipment for people with disabilities.
  8. ​​Extra keys for your car and house.​
  9. Cash
    • Include smaller bills and change for pay phones (travellers’ cheques are handy also)
  10. Emergency plan
    • Include a hard copy of your emergency plan and ensure it lists in-town and out-of-town contacts

​Remember to check the expiry date of applicable items such as medications and infant formula on an annual basis and replace items as necessary.​

Additional Sources of Information:

Visit ​Public Safety Canada for more emergency preparedness information