Personal Preparedness

Every person is responsible for his or her own well being. You need to be ready to respond to an emergency and assist others including children, the elderly, and those who are vulnerable, as appropriate.

If an emergency happens in your community, it may take time before emergency workers are able to reach you to provide help. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours.

Preparations can include everything from learning about the risks in your immediate area to making plans and having emergency supplies on hand. Things to consider:

For more information on personal preparedness, visit Public Safety Canada at the following link: Get Prepared.

For information on preparing your family for an emergency, see Emergency Management British Columbia's: 26: Weeks to Family Preparedness: A Guide for Actions to Take: Hazard Preparedness.

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