BEAVER EMERGENCY SERVICES COMMISSION

Serving Beaver County, Tofield, Ryley, Holden, Bruce, Viking and Kinsella

Getting Prepared

Disasters can happen anywhere and at any time. Time and circumstance are of vital importance.

 

Having the knowledge, plans, and supplies you need to react appropriately to any and all emergencies will not only give you a sense of assurance in a time of crisis but will also contribute to our community’s overall ability to respond and recover.

 

It only takes four simple steps to become better prepared to face an emergency:

  • Know the risks
  • Make a plan
  • Buy or prepare an emergency supplies kit
  • Download Alberta Emergency Alert to receive alerts of emergencies happening in your location

 

EMERGENCY SUPPLIES

Building your emergency kit doesn’t need to be expensive or take a lot of time. Having an emergency kit is invaluable after a disaster, and having one at home, in the car and at the office will ensure you’re prepared at all times. You can purchase prepackaged kits for home, vehicle and even pets!

 

For more resources to on building an emergency supplies kit, please see the links and videos below.

Why do you need an emergency kit?

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What goes in an emergency kit?

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Emergency Supplies Kit Checklist

 

Recommended supplies for sheltering at home and emergency kits:

Personal Preparedness Kits Sheltering at home
(minimum 14 days)
Emergency kit
(minimum 72 hours)
Food
  • Canned goods like beans, soup and pasta
  • Dry pasta, beans, rice or other grains
  • Frozen foods such as fruit, vegetables, meat and meat alternatives
  • Snacks like granola or energy bars, dried fruit or trail mix
Water and liquids (4 litres, per person, per day)
  • Minimum 72-hour supply of water and electrolytes
Medical supplies
  • Adequate supply of any prescription drugs, such as heart medication, insulin for people with diabetes and inhalers for people with asthma
  • Over-the-counter medications such as pain relievers, cold medications, digestive aids and anti-nausea
  • Essential medical equipment with backup power
  • Back-up pair of glasses and/or extra contact lenses and solution
Critical records
  • Have a copy of all personal documents in a protective, sealable bag
  • Include identification, birth certificates, passports, citizenship papers, Social Insurance Numbers, emergency contact list, critical medical records and prescriptions
First aid kit
  • Gauze, bandages, tape and antibacterial ointment
  • Antiseptic wipes and protective gloves
Sanitation supplies
  • Hand sanitizer and wipes
  • Non-medical masks
  • Soaps and household cleaning supplies
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Trash bags
  • Tissues, toilet paper and paper towels
  • Portable cleaning wipes, non-medical masks, hand sanitizer and trash bags
Other items
  • Enough emergency cash to cover up to 2 weeks of incidental expenses, if possible
  • Battery-powered or crank radio and flashlight, candles and matches or a lighter
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Space heaters and extra blankets
  • Essential tools like a can opener or a multi-tool
  • Extra batteries for household items and medical equipment
  • Entertainment, such as board games, movies, podcasts and books
  • Enough emergency cash to cover up to 72 hours of incidental expenses, if possible
  • A multi-tool
  • Books and portable toys and games
  • Electronics with a vehicle charger
  • Extra blankets
  • Battery-powered or crank radio and flashlight, candles and matches or a lighter

*Pre-purchased kits will need to be personalized for your specific needs.

 

 

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