Emergency Preparedness

You can't predict an emergency, but you can prepare for one.

Everyone should be prepared to take care of themselves and their families for up to three days in the event of an emergency or disaster. With increased awareness of security concerns throughout Canada and the world, it makes sense to prepare for the unexpected.

For more information on how you can prepare, including guides, presentations, forms, activity sheets and much more please visit www.emergencymanagementontario.ca.

Emergency Survival Kit

The items listed below are recommended guidelines to help you gather the items you should have on hand and stored in a place everyone in your family knows about. A more detailed listing of items that should be included in an Emergency Survival Kit can be found in our Emergency Survival Kit Fact Sheet.

Extra car keys and cash
(including coins/cards for telephone)

Clothing and footwear
(one change of clothes per person)

Radio or crank radio
(so you can listen to news bulletins)

Blankets or sleeping bags
(one blanket or sleeping bag per person)

Backpack/duffel bag
(or something else to carry the emergency survival kit in, in case you have to evacuate)

Toilet paper and other personal supplies such as shampoo, hairbrush, tooth brush and toothpaste, soap and a towel and face cloth
(one for each person).

Candles, matches/lighter


Flashlight and spare batteries

First-aid Kit

Important papers (identification for everyone, personal documents such as insurance papers)

Whistle (in case you need to attract someone's attention)

Food and bottled water

Playing cards, gum