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Family Safety Plan

Make a family evacuation plan and practice it together. It is important to identify a point where you will gather after the evacuation. In addition, you and your family should be ready to survive for the first 72 hours of a disaster.

  • If you live in a house, teach all adults how to shut off the water, electricity and gas. Identify where the electrical distribution panel and the water and gas entry valves are located.
  • If you live in an apartment, point out all the emergency exits to family members. Show them where to find the fire alarm boxes and how to use them. If there’s a fire, never use the elevator; you could be trapped inside it in the event of electrical failure.
  • Have with you, at all times, the articles necessary to meet the critical needs of your family during the first three days of an emergency situation.
  • Write down the contact information in the event of an emergency. Fill out the Family safety plan: emergency contact list 
  • Identify the emergency exits and choose a spot where everyone will gather after an evacuation.
  • Plan a route for leaving your neighbourhood. Have another route in mind in case the roads originally selected are not passable.
  • Create an inventory of your belongings, with proofs of purchase, photos or videos.

Information

Ministère de la sécurité publique du Québec

Guide for people with disabilities

Your emergency preparedness guide 

Emergency prepraredness for Farm Animals

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