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

One of the best ways to prepare your family for an emergency is to teach your children how to properly use 9-1-1.

Making a plan

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.

Making a kit

An emergency kit contains basic supplies that your family can survive on during an emergency.

Helping kids cope when emergencies happen

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.

Helping kids prepare for emergencies

Emergencies happen, and prepared children handle them best. Make sure your kids are ready to deal with potential emergencies.

Preparing for dealing with extreme weather

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.

Preparing an emergency food kit

Some practical tips for storing, handling and preparing food in an emergency.

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