Tuesday September 02, 2014

Prepare for emergencies


What would you do if your home suddenly had no power or tap water due to a community disaster? Scrambling for supplies and trying to locate loved ones is not an easy task. St. John Ambulance would like to remind everyone about emergency preparedness planning and what you need to do to support yourself and your family during an emergency.

Expert opinion states that you should be able to survive without external help for a minimum of 72 hours after a disaster. Learn how easy it is to get prepared:

Know the Risks – know what types of emergencies typically happen in your area so that nothing comes as a surprise. This will allow you to have the proper plan in place and all of the necessary supplies to protect yourself and your family.

Make a Plan – in only 20 minutes you can make a plan that will help ensure that you and your family know what to do and where to meet in an emergency situation. To create your plan visit www.getprepared.gc.ca.

Prepare an Emergency Kit – In an emergency you and your family may need to survive without power or running water. Having a kit with basic supplies will help you to be self-sufficient until emergency services or other supports arrive. For a list of what to include in your kit, visit the Safety Tips and Resources section at www.sja.ca.

Get prepared today!

- St. John Ambulance Saskatchewan



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