Emergency Preparedness

Family Emergency Plan

Emergency Plan for every season 

Ontario’s Hazards

We face unique challenges in Ontario on a seasonal basis and need to practice emergency preparedness throughout the year. Different hazards require a different approach for being prepared and knowing how to protect yourself and your household. Learn more about Ontario’s hazards, so you can better prepare for them and know what to do to protect yourself at the button below.

Ontario's Hazards

Be Prepared

Watch this informative video below to learn why it is so important for you and your family to be prepared.

Be Prepared

Before an emergency happens, it’s important to make sure you have an overall plan in place for your household. Follow the steps outlined below to:

  1. Develop your plan
  2. Build an emergency kit
  3. Make sure you stay informed should an emergency occur
Step One – Make an Emergency Plan

In an emergency, your household may not be together, or you may be asked to evacuate your home. Thinking about what you would do in different situations and making a plan with every member of your household is the first step to being prepared. Include actions that will help yourself and your family stay safe before, during and after an emergency event.

Record the important details of your emergency plan using the format that works best for you, whether on paper or digitally. 

Learn how to make a comprehensive emergency plan at the button below 

Emergency Plan

Step 2 – Build an Emergency Kit

This emergency kit should be prepared ahead of time and accessible for all members of the family.

Your emergency kit should have everything you and your household would need to be safe and take care of yourselves for at least three days immediately following an emergency. Make sure to include a copy of your emergency plan in your emergency kit and share it with those in your household. Let everyone know where your emergency kit is located.

Learn how to build an emergency kit based on your family’s needs at the button below.

Emergency Kit

Step 3 - Stay Informed

During an emergency, you should stay tuned to local news channels. Be sure to have a portable, battery-operated or crank radio in your emergency kit in case of power outages. Follow local authorities for up-to-date information and instructions. 

Alert Ready in Ontario is part of a national service designed to deliver Canadians' critical and potentially life-saving emergency alert messages. 

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