Be Personally Prepared
Being prepared is everyone's responsibility. Taking a few minutes to
prepare a survival kit will ensure your family's well-being in the event
of a disaster. You must be prepared to be self sufficient for 72 hours
or more until professional help can arrive. It is very important to
include all family members in your survival plans and to plan for emergencies
occurring at work, school or in your vehicle.
Disaster can strike without warning at anytime. All areas of North
America are prone to some type of natural disaster. Whether it's a blizzard,
an earthquake, tornado or a flash flood, when it comes to survival planning,
there is no such thing as being too prepared or having too much information
or having too many resources working together for the safety and well-being
of the community. Be sure you and your family are prepared to assist
by not becoming a burden on the resources of your community.
Emergency preparedness is vital in every walk of life and at every
level of the community such as individual, home, school, workplace and
all levels of government. Take some time to put a plan together, do
it one week at a time so you do
not overburden yourself. Remember when a disaster happens you are on
your own, so spending a little time and effort will benefit you and
your family in the long run. It is also important to remember to update
your survival plan every six months to ensure your gear and equiptment
are up to date and viable.
It is advisable to receive some form of first aid training. Check your
local yellow pages for the location of a St. John's Ambulance station
or the local chapter of the Red Cross for more information.
See some of our pre-prepared kits >> emergency
Check out a comprehensive weekly preparedness plan >>
the 26 week preparation plan