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You, Your Family, Your Needs
Everyones situation and needs are unique. Everyone needs to develop a plan which is tailored to them.  Here are some things to consider as you develop your emergency plan;  Is it just you, or are you part of a couple or family?  Are there children, pets or elderly who you are responsible for looking after?  Are there medical or medication needs which may be life threatening if not planned for and addressed?  What would you do if you did not have drinkable water for three days?  What would you do if you did not have electricity or heat for three days?  Do you have enough food and water available for three days if you could not leave your residence?  Consider pet food or baby food as well.  What are your first aid skills if you or a family member had an injury and emergency services cannot reach you immediately?  Do you have a first aid kit and know how to use it?  Are you prepared if you were asked to evacuate in the next five minutes?  What would you take?  Is it the right things to take?

Planning IS everything.

Where do I start?
You already have!  By visiting this site and starting to think about emergency preparedness, you have taken a very important first step in protecting yourself, your family and assisting your community.  It is important to realise that emergency preparedness can not be accomplished all at once.  It needs to be completed in steps and continually reviewed as individual situations change and as the world we live in changes.  It needs to become a way of thinking - a way of life.   Get Ready, Stay Ready.
  • Purchase a few items each week
    Few an afford to go out today and purchase everything they may need to be prepared for any emergency.  By planning ahead, thinking of the critical needs first, everyone can purchase an item or two each week.  Over time, you will have the food, water and other supplies on had in the event of an emergency.
  • Arrange for First-Aid and CPR training
    Everyone is strongly encouraged to acquire basic skills in first-aid and CPR.  A number of providers across Ontario, including St. John Ambulanace and the Red Cross offer this training.  In an emergency, it may save the life of someone you love.

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Every two weeks, we e-mail out our Readyfor72 news letter.  This news letter is a forum for keeping emergency preparedness on your mind, providing you with interesting notes from the news as well as providing tips on getting ready and staying ready throughout the year.
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