Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Is your family prepared for an emergency?                     

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:

  1. Flashlight (one for each family member)
  2. Radio
  3. Water (6 litres for each family member)
  4. Non-perishable food and a manual can opener (include baby supplies if necessary)
  5. First Aid Kit (include a 72-hour supply of essential medications like insulin)
  6. Pet supplies
  7. Candles, matches, and a lighter
  8. Change of clothes
  9. Toilet paper
  10. Garbage bags

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

Home Evacuation Checklist: How to Prepare for an Emergency and What to do During an Evacuation.

(Thank you to Jeff Cook Real Estate for providing permission to post this link to a comprehensive list of "things to do", which fits perfectly with our Emergency Preparedness information. The AFREA is not promoting or soliciting for the said company but agreed to supply this link with the disclaimer.)

As with any emergency, handling a home evacuation with confidence comes down to being as prepared as possible. With the right prepareations, everyone can get to safety without making missteps along the way or getting too stressed. Although there is no way to fully ease stress during an emergency, preparations can help. 

Link: https://www.jeffcookrealestate.com/home-evacuation-considerations/

Preparedness Tips:

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.

Power Outage - what to do

Get Prepared - https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/index-en.aspx 

Power Outages - What to do? - See PDF attachment below:

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

Wild Fire Brochre

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