Make an emergency plan

An emergency plan helps everyone in your family know what to do in an emergency, how to contact each other and where to meet.

Make a plan for your family. It will take about 20 minutes. Give a copy to every member of your family.

Your emergency plan should include:

  • 2 ways out of each room of your home in case of fire

  • Emergency exits from your home

  • Escape routes from your neighbourhood

  • Meeting places for your family to reconnect

  • Designated caregivers for children

  • Meeting special health needs

  • Shelter for pets

  • Emergency contacts and important information

  • Utility shut offs and home instructions

Make an emergency plan for people with disabilities and special needs

Test your plan

Read and review your emergency plan with your family twice a year. Make adjustments for seasonal conditions; practice your escape routes and update your emergency contacts’ information.

Preparing for emergencies guide

This guide will  help you think about risks, and the steps you can take to protect your life and property.