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
  • Flashlight
  • 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
  • Maps
  • 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.