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 KitPublic Safety Canada recommends that you keep a basic home emergency kit containing the following items to help you survive a disaster:Water 2 litres of water per person, per day (small bottles are easier to carry in case of an evacuation order).FoodCanned food, energy bars and other non-perishablesManual can opener. Flashlight and batteries. Battery-powered or wind-up radio and extra batteries. First aid kit. Special needs items:Prescription medications, infant formula and equipment for people with disabilities.Extra keys for your car and house. CashInclude smaller bills and change for pay phones (travellers’ cheques are handy also)Emergency planInclude a hard copy of your emergency plan and ensure it lists in-town and out-of-town contactsRemember 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 Useful LinksHome Insurance - Risk ManagementAs a homeowner, being aware of your risks and taking action to limit your liabilities can help you protect your most valuable assets. Learn how to take control and manage risk in today’s increasingly litigious world. Public Safety CanadaPublic Safety Canada was created in 2003 to ensure coordination across all federal departments and agencies responsible for national security and the safety of Canadians. Our mandate is to keep Canadians safe from a range of risks such as natural disasters, crime and terrorism.