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Learn How to Be Prepared

Being prepared can be the difference between life and death when disaster strikes. We can all try to do our best to put together the necessary tools it takes to be prepared—but first we need to understand our own situation and then learn what to do to ensure our preparedness.

Picture yourself without power, telephone communication or even water and then think about the key items you need to remain safe. Please take the time to educate you and your family, since registering for the VPR is only an additional part of your emergency preparedness efforts.

Watch this quick video created by Emergency Management Ontario:

Red Cross Helping VPR Registrants be Prepared

Our local Canadian Red Cross branch has kindly extended their services to assist in educating interested VPR registrants on a one-to-one basis in being prepared for emergencies. Canadian Red Cross will also provide interested registrants with an emergency kit (when available).

Interested registrants can contact the VPR Coordinator directly in order to have their contact information referred to Canadian Red Cross. Canadian Red Cross will then schedule an appointment that is convenient for both parties and will take place in the comfort of the registrant’s home. Interested registrants are contacted on a first-come first-serve basis and depending on the volume may need to be added to a waiting list.

Key Emergency Items

  • Have at least one landline phone that is not a portable.
  • Have an extra case of bottled water.
  • Gradually store extra non-perishable goods.
  • Write down all of your key contacts.
  • Keep a list of all of your medications and store them together.
  • Keep various sizes of extra batteries for flashlights, radios, etc.
  • Candles, matches, flashlights, etc.
  • Give a set of keys to a trusted neighbour.
  • Bandages and other key first aid items
  • Have key hygiene essentials such as soap, tooth brushes, etc.
  • Keep all key items in a bag or container if sheltering in place but try to also have a light ready bag if you need to evacuate.

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