Preparing a Family Emergency Kit in Plain English

It's your responsibility to start gathering supplies and start thinking about what your family will need for at least 72 hours in an emergency.

Making a Family Emergency Plan

Emergencies happen when we don't expect them, and often when families are not together. If phones don't work, or some neighbourhoods aren't accessible, what will you do?

Lara Ryan and her family lost their home April 2009 in a forest fire outside of Halifax.

Hear how they escaped with minutes to spare. Lara's advice: "Don't think it can't happen to you. Disasters can happen quickly."

Terri Mingo tells how she and her husband lost most of their possessions in a 2003 flood in Truro.

Terri's advice? Be prepared. "Sometimes when you're leaving your home, you are in hurry and things are in such chaos you don’t know what to take."

Steve explains how they provide support to municipal officials and emergency management coordinators in planning for emergencies and coordinating resources when disaster strikes.