Protective Services

Be Prepared

Prepare you and your family for at least 3 full days or 72 hours. Visit Get Prepared for more information.

For your home

  • copy of your emergency plan
  • water and food
  • manual can opener
  • wind-up or battery-powered flashlight
  • wind-up or battery-powered radio
  • extra batteries
  • first aid kit
  • extra house and car keys
  • cash – small bills and change
  • special items such as formula, pet food, prescriptions, medication, etc.

For your vehicle

  • blanket
  • extra seasonal clothes and footwear
  • first aid kit and seatbelt cutter
  • water and snack goods (e.g., energy bars)
  • wind-up or battery-powered flashlight
  • wind-up or battery-powered radio
  • extra batteries
  • list of contact numbers
  • small shovel, scrapper and brush
  • warning lights or road flares
  • tow rope and jumper cables
  • sand or salt
  • whistle

 Make a Plan

Before starting your home emergency plan, you will need to think about:

  • risks in your city
  • safe exits from your home and neighbourhood
  • designated person to pick up your children should you be unavailable
  • contact persons close-by and out-of-town
  • health information and special health needs
  • place for your pet to stay
  • location of your fire extinguisher, water valve, electrical box, gas valve and floor drain