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Are you prepared if a serious natural disaster were to occur?
Experience has shown that after a natural disaster many individuals and neighbourhoods are left on their own for at least 72 hours. Although there is nothing that can be done to prevent a natural disaster, you can prepare now to survive during the emergency and during the next 72 hours.
Basic Preparation includes
- First Aid
- Battery Operated Radio
Secure items in your home or office
Interruptions to normal services are likely. Gather your family and neighbours together to develop a plan; it could save your life and the lives of those around you.
Have you made plans to reunite with your family?
Family members may be in different places when a disaster occurs. To prepare for this separation, identify reunion sites as part of the family plan, as well as a neighbourhood reunion site. Also establish an out-of-area contact person.
What should you prepare for?
- Self sufficiency - 72 hours
- Preserve property/orderly evacuation
- Warm living conditions - self sufficiency
- Power failure
- Prolonged electric system failure
- Warmth - self sufficiency
- Toxic spill
- Reduce potential for injury from fumes/orderly evacuation
Need more information?
The City of White Rock Fire Department can help you with your emergency preparedness planning.
Whether you're an individual or a group, the White Rock Fire Department can help you develop your own emergency preparedness plan for:
We make presentations to large or small groups at your location OR at the White Rock Fire Hall. To make arrangements for a group or private Emergency Preparedness Presentation, call: (604) 541-2121 or (604) 541-2122
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