Emergency Kits

Everybody can be more prepared for emergencies. Having an emergency kit is a great start.

Basic Emergency Kit

  • Water: Two litres of water per person per day.
  • Non-Perishable Food: Select items that do not require heat and/or water for preparation.
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Flashlight and Batteries
  • Battery Powered or Wind Up Radio
  • First Aid Kit
  • Prescription Medications (Week Supply, If Possible)
  • Infant Formula, Diapers and Children's Items
  • Equipment Required for People with Special Needs or Disabilities
  • Extra Keys for House and Vehicles
  • Cash
  • Copy of Your Family Emergency Plan
  • Change of Clothing and Footwear
  • Sleeping Bags or Blankets
  • Garbage Bags
  • Toilet Paper and Other Personal Care Items
  • Basic Tools
  • Small Fuel Stove and Fuel: Always follow manufacturer's directions. DO NOT use barbeques, fuel stoves or open flames indoors.
  • Copies of Personal Documents, Such as Passports, Birth Certificates, Insurance Documents.
  • Candles and Matches

Basic Emergency Car Kit

  • Non-Perishable Food Items
  • Water
  • Blanket(s)
  • Extra Clothing and Weather-Appropriate Footwear
  • First Aid Kit
  • Small Shovel, Scraper and Snow Brush
  • Candle in a Deep Can and Matches
  • Wind Up Flashlight
  • Whistle
  • Roadmaps
  • Copy of Your Emergency Plan

Additional Items (Car Kits)

  • Sand, Salt or Cat Litter (Non-Clumping)
  • Antifreeze
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Tow Rope
  • Jumper Cables
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Warning Light and/or Flares