Emergency Preparedness Week May 7 - 13, 2017
Alberta information - visit: https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/ep-wk/index-eng.aspx
The emergency preparedness week tool kit is provided below as a PDF (2016).
Is your family prepared for an emergency?
The information on this page is suggested preparedness planning for every household. Most people will already have the recommended items in their home. Take the time to review the lists, make a plan, and ensure that all family members "know the drill." Being prepared is not a waste of time - you only have to use your plan once to recognize its value.
Important papers and documents
In our electronic world, many of us keep files on our computer containing necessary records, invoices, policies, financial information, passwords, etc., thereby eliminating the need for file cabinets or boxes of paper. Here are a couple of points for consideration in case of fire and evacuation:
- How is your important personal information backed-up?
- Do you use iCloud storage?
- Do you have paper copies of important papers in your home or stored in another location?
- If you do not back-up your important virtual papers and/or your paper copies, a fire could wipe out your records.
- To avoid the inconvenience and devastation of losing vital documents such as passports, birth certificates, and/or pictures, store hard copies in a separate location.
- Give yourself peace of mind – scan or copy all these documents onto a flash drive. This makes it easy to take them with you and easy to store a back-up copy.
Get Prepared - https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/index-en.aspx
Power Outages - What to do? - See PDF attachment below:
When an emergency or disaster occurs, it may be days before you are rescued and services become available. A 72-hour supply of the essentials can make a huge difference in how you and your family are able to cope. Your 72-hour kit should include:
- Flashlight (one for each family member)
- Water (6 litres for each family member)
- Non-perishable food and a manual can opener (include baby supplies if necessary)
- First Aid Kit (include a 72-hour supply of essential medications like insulin)
- Pet supplies
- Candles, matches, and a lighter
- Change of clothes
- Toilet paper
- Garbage bags
Provided for your information are the following links and content:
Alberta Emergency Management Agency - click here
Alberta Government Tip Sheets: Personal and Family Preparedness - click here