Do you know what to do in an emergency situation like a fire, earthquake, flood or ice storm? If stuck at home with your family, would you be able to make it 72 hours until help arrives? It may seem like a hypothetical situation, but considering Canada experienced 6,235 forest fires and 169 earthquakes in 2015, being emergency prepared is something that every household should consider. Including your children in the plan is important as well.
Being emergency prepared may not only help your family in an emergency, but it may also help with the survival of friends and neighbours.
May 1-7, 2016 is… Emergency Preparedness Week
This year, Duracell and the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) have teamed up to remind Canadians that everyone needs to be prepared in an emergency. According to a survey conducted by Duracell in partnership with the CAFC, even though 34% Canadians feel they have experienced more storms and natural disasters in the past five years than ever before, the majority (53%) of Canadians do not have an emergency kit to sustain them up to 72 hours after a disaster strikes.
It doesn’t take much planning to put an emergency kit together. Duracell has put together a checklist that makes it easy to know what items to include:
While this may seem somewhat extreme, you will be thankful that you have taken the time to involve your family and become emergency prepared as a family in the case that you experience an extreme emergency. Here are some steps that you may consider taking:
To help you be emergency prepared, Duracell is generously giving away an Emergency Kit to one lucky winner…
This post has been generously sponsored by Duracell. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way.