Last Updated on May 7, 2016
Download and print this helpful Emergency Preparedness printable checklist to make sure your family is prepared for any disaster!
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How Prepared Are You?
Most people prefer not to think about what would happen if a natural disaster shut down power, water and other basic services. Unfortunately disaster do happen. Fire, earthquakes, floods, ice storms, tornadoes and other such natural disasters could force you to stay confined to your home without access to outside resources for extended periods of time. You may even be forced to evacuate to an emergency shelter.
Do you know what to do in an emergency situation like this? Would you be able to make it 72 hours until help arrives?
Are you prepared?
It may seem like an unlikely hypothetical situation, but considering Canada was dealt 6,235 forest fires and 169 earthquakes in 2015, this is a situation you may be faced with sooner rather than later!
People who are prepared to sustain themselves for at least 72 hours after a disaster make it easier for first responders to help those who urgently need it – and this has a significant impact not only on their own survival, but the survival of friends and neighbours too.
May 1-7, 2016 is Emergency Preparedness Week, and this year, Duracell and the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) have teamed up to remind Canadians that everyone needs to be prepared in an emergency. According to a survey conducted by Duracell in partnership with the CAFC, even though 34% Canadians feel they have experienced more storms and natural disasters in the past five years than ever before, the majority (53%) of Canadians do not have an emergency kit to sustain them up to 72 hours after a disaster strikes.
To help you get prepared, download and print this helpful Emergency Preparedness printable checklist from Duracell and the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC).
One Canadian Frugal Mom Eh reader will win an Emergency Preparedness Kit valued at $200. The prize pack includes:
- Duracell Quantum batteries
- First aid kit
- Multi tool
- Can opener
- Dust mask
- Duct tape
- Emergency blanket
The giveaway ends on May 7th at 11:59 pm EST. See Giveaway Tools for entry and T&C.
Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Duracell, however all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.