Be Prepared


“Be Prepared” may be the Boy Scout motto, but it’s also really good advice for moms. So during Emergency Preparedness Week, we’re encouraging everyone to take a few precautionary measures to ensure that you’re ready for any emergency that can pop up (large or small).
Here’s what the Government of Canada’s Get Prepared site recommends.

Step One: Know the Risks
What enviro-dangers are relevant to your area? Look at the listings to see what you should be preparing for.

Step Two: Make a Plan
Things to consider when you’re making your family plan include:

  • Note safe exits from your home as well as your neighbourhood
  • Designate easy-to-remember meeting places to reunite with family or friends
  • Have alternates available to pick up your kids if you cannot
  • Have designated contact people
  • Have extra copies of your health and insurance information
  • Know the location of fire extinguishers, water valves, electrical panels and more…

Make your own printable plan online.

Step Three: Get a Kit
Having an emergency kit in your home and car is a smart plan, and the basics should include:

  • Water
  • Non-perishable food & can opener
  • Flashlight & batteries
  • Battery powered (or wind-up) radio
  • First Aid Kit
  • Special needs items (prescription meds, extra baby formula, etc)
  • Extra keys
  • Cash (include bills and change)
  • Emergency plan (as seen above)

So take time this week to put together a kit with your family. It’s a great way to discuss safety with the kids.

A little preparation goes a long way, and peace of mind is a great gift.

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