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Video transcript - Get your kit together
An emergency preparedness kit will help ensure your safety and the safety of your family. Preparing one is easy, inexpensive, and quick - in fact, you probably already have most of the items you need.
Your emergency preparedness kit should contain adequate supplies to keep you and your family self-sufficient in your home for at least 72 hours.
Your major needs are going to be water and food, so start by setting aside bottled water.
A general rule of thumb is two litres per person for each day.
Then, collect some non-perishable foods like grain products, meat and alternatives, canned fruits and vegetables, non-perishable milk products, other foods, and additional food supplies.
Set reminders to rotate your emergency foods and water into your regular meals to be sure they don't expire, and replace the items as you use them.
Next, add other important emergency supplies to your kit.
Store all your paper documents in a waterproof and portable container. And don't forget to include a first aid kit.
Assemble all the supplies in an easy-to-carry container and store it in an easy to get to location.
To find out more about what you can do to be prepared, visit Ottawa.ca for more emergency kit ideas, including checklists for your first aid kit, car kit, tips on pet preparedness, and more.
Are you, your friends and neighbours in the community prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster – such as floods, severe weather, and blackouts?
The better-prepared people are for an emergency, the better the City can respond to that emergency. That’s why the City of Ottawa has the Are You Ready? program – which is tailor-made for Ottawa’s diverse needs of a multicultural community.
The program utilizes a grass-root network of community leaders, agencies and individuals that help deliver emergency preparedness workshops – raising awareness with residents on how they can prepare themselves for an emergency. City of Ottawa emergency preparedness experts train the volunteers to deliver the workshops.
The program’s aims to:
- Educate the community about emergency planning
- Raise awareness on how to prepare for an emergency
- Increase individual self-reliance in times of emergency
If you would like to receive information materials on emergency preparedness, or inquire about booking a workshop for your community group, contact the City’s Office of Emergency Management at 613-580-2424, extension 28078 or by e-mail at AreYouReady@ottawa.ca
Become a volunteer trainer for emergency preparedness workshops, or become a volunteer ambassador and help raise awareness and bring about action in your community.
Participants will receive for free:
- Two and a half hour training session
- Training materials – including:
- Powerpoint presentation
- Speaking points
- Promotional material
- Training support
Once trained, volunteers can determine how much time to devote to delivering their own workshops to the community.
Workplace Train the Trainer sessions are also available for organizations that are interested in having employees trained as Are You Ready facilitators to deliver emergency preparedness workshops within your organization.
To register for volunteer training, or to book a workplace Train the Trainer session, contact the City’s Office of Emergency Management at 613-580-2424, extension 28078, or by e-mail at AreYouReady@ottawa.ca
2016 Train-the-Trainer Dates
Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. W.
|Saturday, May 14, 2016||10:00 to 12:30pm|
|Wednesday, September 14, 2016||6:00 to 8:00 p.m.|
|Friday, November 18, 2016||6:00 to 9:30 p.m.|