At CPR Response Plus we believe in hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. Through our Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR programs, we teach people how to respond to both life-threatening and everyday emergencies.
In addition to attending a First Aid & CPR course, there are many things you can do at home to prepare for emergencies.
Take some time this summer and create an Emergency Preparedness Kit. This can be a fun activity for the entire family.
- Start by sitting down and creating a list of items that are important to have in an emergency situation.
- Purchase a duffel bag or an easy to carry travel bag/backpack.
- Designate an accessible spot in your home to keep your kit and supplies.
- Check your kit regularly to make sure it is up to date.
Some item suggestions to get you started:
- Water – at least a 3-day supply (one gallon per person per day)
- Food – at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy to prepare food
- Battery powered or hand-crank radio
- Extra batteries
- First Aid Kit
- Medications – 7-day supply
- Multipurpose tool
- Sanitation and personal hygiene items
- Copies of important personal documents
- Cell phone with chargers
- Family and emergency contact information
- Extra cash
- Emergency blanket
- Pet supplies
- Tools / supplies to secure your home
- Extra set of car keys and house keys
- Extra clothing and shoes
- Rain gear
- Insect repellent and sunscreen
- Camera for photos of damage
To purchase a Canadian Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Kit please click here.