Having a family emergency plan saves time and makes real situations less stressful.
The Ontario Fire Marshal and Emergency Management has created an online tool to help you create your family's
Emergency Preparedness Action Plan.
*Used with permission from Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management
Public Safety Canada recommends the following planning steps:
- Know safe exits from your home and neighbourhood
- Set up meeting places to reunite with family or roommates
- Designate a person to pick up children in case you're not able
- Decide on a close-by and out-of-town contact person all family members should call to connect
- Have copies of your health and insurance information in a safe location
- Arrange places for your pets to stay
- Know the risks in your community
- Make sure everyone in the household knows where to find the fire extinguisher, water valve, electrical panel, gas valve and floor drain
Know the risks
Make a kit
Information provided by the Government of Canada's GetPrepared.ca