Bassano, Alberta T0J 0B0

Emergency Preparedness

Unexpected situations happen everyday. Having supplies is one thing you can do to help manage many situations.

There are many ways you and your family can become more prepared. You can build emergency kits to help you “˜grab and go’. You can make sure you have enough supplies at home in case you have to take shelter for an extended period. In either case, your goal will be to have enough supplies to keep you and your family safe, warm and comfortable.
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Shelter at Home 

Minimum of 14 days. 


Canned goods like beans, soup and pasta ““ Dry pasta, beans, rice or other grains ““ Frozen foods such as fruit, vegetables, meat and meat alternatives

Water and Liquids

Minimum 72 hours supply of water and electrolytes (4 literes per person, per day). 

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

Critical Records

Having a copy of all personal documents in a protective, sealable bag ““ Include identification, birth certificates, Social Insurance Numbers, 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 ““ Soaps and household cleaning supplies ““ Personal and feminine hygiene products ““ Trash bags ““ Tissues, toilet paper and paper towels. 

Other Items

Enough emergency cash to cover 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

Be Prepared: Build Your Emergency Kit

Government of Alberta guide. 

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Pets Emergency Checklist

What to pack to keep your pets comfortable during an emergency.

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Emergency Checklist for your Vehicle

What to pack to keep your family safe and comfortable during an emergency. 

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